How to be a Good (Data Science) Leader

I had many managers and held multiple leadership roles during my life. This is a living list of notes based on those experiences. While the following concepts are widely applicable, I write with the data science team in mind.

  • Soft skills are as important as technical ability. The hierarchies of technical teams, in particular, give greater weight to technical proficiency than to soft skills when determining career advancement. But one problem with this approach is that technical ability (i.e. algorithms, programming, data visualization) is easily refined with…