Dr. Jeb S. Hurley

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Dr. Jeb S. Hurley has been helping organizations build better teams – and improve the well-being of the people on them – for over 25 years. Jeb’s formative experiences working in his family's business, began a career journey across a wide variety of teams and cultures – with roles as GM / VP / CEO at companies ranging from Fortune 100 to VC Backed start-ups across the US, Europe, and Asia – to co-founding three software start-ups. Over the past eight years, Jeb’s passionate curiosity for team behavior and performance became the focus of his work and research. In parallel to building teams for HP Asia, Jeb earned a doctorate in leadership, with a focus on work motivation, engagement, and team performance. In 2015 he co-founded Xmetryx, a Team Relationship Management (TRM) software company. Jeb recently published his first book, The ONE Habit: The Ultimate Guide to Increasing Engagement and Building Highly-Effective Teams, and he regularly writes about building effective teams and improving employee well-being in his blog, ONEHabit.blog.
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...
Despite an increase in nationalistic and protectionist rhetoric around the world, the growth and speed of global business continues. Driven by the need for more people than ever to work virtually across multiple teams and cultures, organizations must develop...

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