First published on this website in June 2011 and last updated in April 2015
A light-hearted look at the world of Winnie-the-Pooh with a serious intent to help administrators assess how they come across to others. Four types of administrator are discussed, each listed with three advantages and three downsides.
- The Rabbit-type is a brilliant organiser but has few people-skills.
- The Piglet-type scores on loyalty and humility but lacks initiative.
- The Eeyore-type is unflappable in a crisis but is a glass-half-empty person.
- The Kanga-type is a sensible people-person but people take priority over task.
These four types of administrator then have to work within a church populated by Poohs, Owls, Tiggers and Roos. The theory is that a good administrator is a balanced mix of all four types, rather than scoring well in one at the expense of the others.
Here is the link to this item: TN60 - Administrator types.pdf
These notes were updated in April 2015 with minor amendments to the text.