Having previously written about why the co-pilot should always land the airplane, I recently read something else that makes a lot of sense when it comes to whether or not you should let someone in their team get on with their idea, or if your staggering genius should over-ride it.
Two ex-US Marine officers offer the following rule of thumb: that if the person you are working with has a plan that is at least 60% as good as yours, you should let them do it, rather than pushing yours on them. The reason? They will do twice as good a job at it, because they own the plan, have a sense of responsibility for it and will make it work. And if for some reason it doesn't come off, they will work harder to get it back on track.
The idea is from 'Business Insider', the article 11 Business lessons from the battlefield