I have searched through the conflict/disagreement podcasts and have a recurring situation that I am not sure is addressed in any of them (please let me know if I am mistaken).

Some of the directs on my team have conflict with individuals who are senior to them, but not in our chain of command.  While we all work for the same company and must collaborate often, our performance metrics sometimes conflict and I do not feel I have an adequate outlet to solve this problem without going far up the chain of command.

Any ideas?  Thanks