Office politics brings to mind scenes of a bad TV show or movie with deranged employees, but some people really do work in those kinds of environment. Yet, no matter how crazy you think your office is, every office has a degree of politics. Quite simply, office politics is about the differences in perspective, opinions, goals, and ambitions, as well as, styles of communication and leadership, but how does one navigate all of that? It’s not by being quiet or keeping to yourself and it’s certainly not by being overly aggressive, but rather through a 5- step process. You’ll learn the fine art of finesse and the value of relationships, as well as influence. You’ll be able to rise above the drama without getting called distant, and stay productive without getting mired in all the gossip, or even called an outcast. You’ll be able to make better judgements about what to say, to whom, and when, and who not to take personally, you still show them professionalism.