Power vs. Finesse

I’m reading the book Norse Mythology which tells many of the tales of Thor & Loki.   Thor represents the brut, yet doesn’t seem to be clever or quick witted while Loki is quick witted despite sometimes having less than best of intentions.

This book reminds me that we all have a bit of power and finesse.   While some of us are at either of these polar extremes, most of us fall in between.  Understanding when to use wit and when to use power is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to running a business.

The same is true when handling any situation of HR or strategy.  Understand when to go in for an attack head on and know when you need to find an angle.