There are some valuable pieces of advice from Michael Bolton about why analysis is so important and how to prepare well for testing a project.
If you want to help other colleagues in your company learn more about exploratory testing, this practical guide by Nicola Lindgren is a great place to start.
I'm a big fan of enabling early and frequent communication between product, engineering and testing/ops teams. The three amigos meeting is a great practice designed for that. Here's a brief overview of it by Anne-Marie Charrett.
What are the qualities of a great QA Lead? And what are the trademark actions of such? The Reddit community didn't let down with the answers.
And to learn the opposite point of view, here's another thread about how to deal with an incompetent QA Lead.