6 Tips to Survive Your Holiday Office Party

How to Avoid Catastrophe & Get Ahead at Your Work Party

4. Show Your Warmer Side

Perhaps social intelligence is not your strong suit and you've rightfully earned a reputation as b*tch or a b***ard over the past eleven months. A line from the Cruise/Cruz movie Vanilla Sky might offer a little inspiration: "Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around." 

Decide to engage on a human level and show some humility. Social science research tells us that humility is a key leadership trait and showing some genuine warmth and interest in others can start off the New Year with a little less resistance and better vibes in the office.