This week, I rented "The Tigger Movie" because I refuse to grow up and that's just how I roll. Yep, I'm cuttin' edge, baby! Imagine my surprise when I saw similarities between the Winnie-the-Pooh gang and many people who I've worked with over the years! How Tiggerific!
Just because you're all grown up, doesn't mean there's not a little Piglet or Rabbit in you. Recognize yourself or anyone you know in these Hundred Acre Wood characters?
Winnies are easy going and everybody's pal. They don't get wrapped up in office politics or gossip. They frequently have a one track mind. It's hard for a Winnie-the-Pooh to multitask.
Piglets frequently make a good second in command. They always have their leader's back and are loyal beyond reproach. Piglets are meek, but can be counted on to suggest a better way to do something if you're in danger of going down the wrong road.
Rabbits prefer working independently. They only work in groups if forced to do so. Rabbits are excellent planners and easily annoyed by those they perceive as slackers.
Kangas believe you learn by making your own mistakes. They will keep a watchful eye on you, but never crowd you. Kangas can be counted on to dispense encouraging words when you need them most.
Eeyores never rock the boat or challenge the status quo. For better or worse, Eeyores plow through the work day doing what's asked of them. Eeyores are not independent thinkers and never seek out the spotlight.
Owls think they know everything. They'll talk at you for 15 minutes and never realize you're not paying attention. Owls are impressed with themselves and their accomplishments.
Tiggers are enthusiastic and their exuberance energizes people. Although Tiggers have great people skills, they frequently jump into projects without thinking things through. Chaos frequently ensues when a Tigger is in charge.
Roos are eager to learn. They do best when they have a mentor to emulate and admire. Roos are good natured, like to make friends, and need encouragement.
Who said there's nothing to be learned from cartoons! See anyone you know or recognize yourself? Last one to comment has to sit in the corner with Christopher Robin!