Dr. Jeb S. Hurley

Dr. Jeb S. Hurley
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Dr. Hurley, the co-founder of Xmetryx, has deep expertise in team science and team leader development, and his passion is inspiring leaders to craft extraordinary teams. Jeb’s career journey began on new product innovation teams in Europe and Asia. This led to GM / VP and CEO roles at companies ranging from Fortune 500 to VC backed startups, as well as co-founding 3 software companies. After nearly 30 years in VP, GM, and CEO roles, Dr. Hurley spent five years walking in the shoes of today's team leaders while earning his doctorate in leadership. He experienced what was and wasn't working on the front lines and combined his research with insights from the best minds in the field of team science. His TRM workshop is based upon his groundbreaking research into human motivation, employee engagement, and team performance. Jeb regularly speaks and writes about team leadership and improving employee wellbeing and is the author of Team Relationship Management: The Art of Crafting Extraordinary Teams, as well as The ONE Habit: The Ultimate Guide to Increasing Engagement & Building Highly-Effective Teams. Jeb has published over 50 articles on team leadership and is a Columnist and Featured Contributor for BIZCATALYST 360°. See Jeb's full bio, and connect with him, on LinkedIn.
I was reading a recent article from Gallup titled “Why Manager Development Programs Aren’t Working”. What struck me wasn’t the results of their research, but that despite the continual flow of evidence from consultancies and academia that training fails...
Leaders are told over and over the importance and benefits of encouraging candid, healthy employee voice. They are told that they should surround themselves with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree without fear of retaliation. When they don’t...
In this series of articles, I complement my book Team Relationship Management: The Art of Crafting Extraordinary Teams, with stories and lessons from extraordinary teams around the world. The series, titled “Finding Extraordinary”, focuses on the people that bring...
It seems like such a no-brainer that a team should understand why it exists, its raison d’être —and most do, up to a point. In my Team Relationship Management workshop, the first group-exercise is to answer the question: “Why...
Nine years ago, I was teaching an undergraduate business course at Westminster College near Salt Lake City. Most of the students were seniors, and toward the end of the semester, we were having a conversation about careers. One of...
An interview with Dr. Jeb S. Hurley, author of Team Relationship Management: The Art of Crafting Extraordinary Teams. Learn the story behind his new book, the challenges today’s leaders face, and what Team Relationship Management offers today’s team leaders.
The stakes have never been higher. Complex problems demanding innovative solutions require the collaboration of the best minds. Yet, too often trust is low, and people are disengaged, putting teams into a downward spiral of mediocrity or worse. Then...
Virtual teams face greater complexity and uncertainty as they strive to overcome the barriers of time, distance, culture, and communications. When successful, virtual teams enable the best talent to come together and amplify energy, competencies, and creativity. However, there...
Many teams struggle with a fundamental conundrum: how do you get disciplined execution along with innovative, creative solutions? It often seems that any efforts to improve one-dimension causes losses on the other one. Disciplined execution stymies innovation; by its...
A few weeks ago, I was reading some research on new leader development in which the authors (who were all academics) concluded that the best approach to developing leaders was to “rotate them through a series of challenging, hands-on...
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