The bottom line
Office politics, economics and social hiearchy affects your bottom line. You can get sucked into like a fart in a wind storm or you can rise above it, separate yourself from the fray and maintain your sanity and profitability.
Maintining your direction is key to keeping distractions to a minimum. As my favorite agents fromCalifornia with Coldwell Banker, Tim and Anne Wiens say "We can't direct the wind but we can adjust our sails. Indeed the attitude we chose determines much about our success.
The bottom line is this: A lot of nonsense goes on in sales offices other than selling. If salespeople would just sell, they'd be so much more successful than most are!