With deep expertise in team science and team leader development, and an ability to inspire the best in those around him — Dr. Hurley has a passion for helping leaders craft extraordinary teams. He is co-founder and CEO of Xmetryx, and the author of two books: The ONE Habit, and most recently, Team Relationship Management: The Art of Crafting Extraordinary Teams.
After nearly 30 years in VP, GM, and CEO roles across the globe, and co-founding 2 software companies, 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 book Team Relationship Management and the corresponding TRM Workshop are 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 has published over 50 articles on team leadership on his blog The ONE Habit. He is a Columnist and Featured Contributor for BIZCATALYST 360°.
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What inspires you to write?
During my career journey, i experienced the uplifting power of being part of extraordinary teams, and too often the pain and suffering that comes with toxic bosses and dysfunctional relationships where trust is low, and people are disengaged. My writing is inspired by my passion to enhance the quality of people's work lives by helping leaders to craft extraordinary teams.
Tell us about your writing process.
My latest book began with an 'aha' that emerged from my research – that strong, trusting relationships are the heart of every extraordinary team. Then, over a period of nearly two years I wrote 50-plus articles expanding upon that idea. Next, I developed a whiteboard outline and began to fill in the outline with content from my articles, additional research, and stories from my own and other leaders experiences. Last, I sought feedback from a sample of my target audience, incorporating elements of their input into the final book.
What advice would you give other writers?
Find deep purpose in your writing and the passion that connects a writer and audience will flow.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Control, economics, and the power of social media all influenced my decision to create a publishing company and then publish through it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that it will continue to evolve as technology creates an ever-growing number of options for distributing content.
What genres do you write?: Non-fiction, Business, Business Leadership, Business Management, Business Coaching, Office Health and Wellness
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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