Another team leader at the company I work for has been using a tool and has claimed to have great success with it. The team I'm working on could also use this tool but it may require some adjustments to how we do things but more importantly, approval from my team leader. The company has quite a few layers of approval before anything can get the go ahead. The upper manager has spoken to me about wanting to integrate this tool with our team and I stated that it is my team leader that needs to approve it.
How I can properly suggest this to my team leader while at the same time letting upper management know that I tried while avoiding office politics and demonstrating to management that I'm doing a good job?