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A Ringleader, Lion-tamer, or Clown?

How you walk your career path says a lot about where you will end up.

There are many roles and responsibilities we take on as many of us reenter the world of the office next week. Me, for the first time since my August 2021 hiring date, I will have to report to a cube somewhere in a building I’ve only driven by on the weekends. We’re about to be surrounded…




We’re being asked to come back to the office. But leadership knows we’ll be less efficient, less happy. Why are we going back to our cube farm?

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John McElhenney

John McElhenney

John McElhenney is an author, life coach, and musician who lives in Austin, Texas. He’s best known for his single dad blog, The Whole Parent. (

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