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Business intelligence leader – a job description

Clients often ask me to help define their job description for a business intelligence (BI) leader, executive, or manager. Here’s what I typically provide:

Our research on Agile BI organizational structures is a good starting point.
Because that report doesn’t include a deep dive into individual job descriptions or salaries, you can refer to some great external resources from TDWI and Robert Half International.

Finally, here’s a description of a senior BI architect/manager/executive that I’ve used in the past. I would love to hear from everyone on what’s missing, what can be added, changed, etc.

Job title:Director/manager/VP of business intelligence

Reports to: Chief operations officer, chief strategy officer, chief information officer, chief financial officer (more popular in the past than the present) or some of the newer titles such as chief customer officer, chief data officer, or chief analytics officer.

Job description: The director/manager/VP of BI has

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3 Survival Traits for Any Leader


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Crisis preparedness is a competitive advantage, and what doesn’t kill your business should make it stronger. In March, more than 10 million Americans filed for unemployment as workers stayed home due to statewide lockdowns.

The health emergency isn’t over, but businesses can (and should) find ways to make their operations stronger when the crisis finally ends. That requires founders, CEOs and employees to become leaders in their respective organizations and communities during a difficult time.

To ensure that happens, the following are essential leadership traits to possess during a crisis.

1. The company’s mission must endure.

Strategy and processes may change, but a company’s mission should remain constant. A mission statement is the guiding principle that reminds management and employees why they are in business in the first place.

According to a 2019 Glassdoor survey, 56

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Books every entrepreneur should read to become a successful leader

  • Though there is no single way to approach entrepreneurship, reading remains one of the best ways to learn what it takes to launch a business. 
  • Billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett have long vouched for routinely reading — and for good reason.
  • Business Insider compiled a book list recommended by wildly successful leaders. 
  • “The Outsiders” by William N. Thorndike was listed as the #1 recommended reading in Warren Buffett’s 2012 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Letter. Throughout the book, Thorndike analyzes what qualities make for an exceptional CEO and what character traits successful people have in come.
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There is no single way to approach entrepreneurship — that’s the beauty of it. 

But one of the best ways to learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship is to read about businesses, specifically why some companies or leaders succeed and others don’t. 

Billionaire moguls

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