The enterprise architect role requires individuals to understand the business of the enterprise and to interpret its strategy. They must appreciate innovation and be able to embrace a vision for how the business responds to external trends, while pursuing growth, cost-savings, customer satisfaction, efficiency or any mix of strategic objectives. Most importantly, they must be able to interpret the implications of those strategic directions. The implications become the guiding directives for all subsequent decisions. With this knowledge, they must be able to drive the enterprise in new directions, perhaps change the way decisions are made and modify the way the enterprise operates. In other words, they need to lead."
Taken from "Building & Managing the Virtual EA Team" By George S. ParasI wonder, where are the companies (and recruitment managers) that follow these principle in their vision of Architecture ?!