The digital industry is comprised of an odd bunch of characters. There are the data folks who love to look at numbers, the technology folks writing lines and lines of code, creative people who make things beautiful and inspiring -- and the standard cast of characters (accountants, administrative support staff, etc.) who help make a business run. So, how do you as a leader inspire a group of people with such an array of interests?
Over the years, I've worked in a lot of different roles in the digital space and learned a lot from some great leaders as well as some not so great leaders. While we're quick to discredit the bad bosses we've had, it's important to recognize that sometimes learning what not to do can be more important than learning what to do right. So, with that said, here are some of the best practices I try to implement (and yes, sometimes I miss too).