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.
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...
It would be the unusual leader who would admit that they don’t aspire to build energized engaged teams that deliver exceptional performance. Yet, across the leadership literature, research shows that results often fall short of aspirations. When I ask...
For many organizations, the rapid pace of technological change and global competition have driven the need for increased speed in executing complex projects. Organizations have responded by investing in and deploying more expert teams – and expecting exceptional outcomes...
Recently, my co-founder and I were attending an event at one of Singapore’s more spectacular venues overlooking Marina Bay. We were chatting with a senior leader at LinkedIn (let’s call him Steve) and the course of the conversation took...
Recently, my co-founder and I were attending an event at one of Singapore’s more spectacular venues overlooking Marina Bay. We were chatting with a senior leader at LinkedIn (let’s call him Steve) and the course of the conversation took...
Every organization experiences growing pains as they take on the challenge of scaling small, highly-effective teams into a larger organization. Scaling multiple teams is complex, and ensuring the effectiveness of those teams as a business grows is not easy.
Building healthy relationships requires understanding expectations, striving to meet them, and developing the habit of consistently closing the inevitable gaps. Contrary to the attitude that “it's just work”, decades of research (and common sense) show us that developing strong, trusting...

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