You might be sick of wall-to-wall Brexit coverage on the news, but I think there are lessons to learn from Theresa May’s letter to Donald Tusk. Lessons for analytics leaders needing to influence their senior stakeholders.
Both my own experience in that role, and work with our clients, has taught me that analytics leaders need to be able to communicate in more than just impressive Powerpoint decks. Despite the emphasis on data visualisation & storytelling in analysis ‘decks’, influencing business leaders requires a wider palette.
To be clear from the outset, I’m not expecting analytics leaders to need to write as long a letter as our PM sent Donald Tusk. However, shorter business communications can be just as political. (more…)