Team Relationship Management


Trust on teams is more important than ever.

Even in challenging times, business goes on and the demand for innovative solutions requires the collaboration of the best minds across networks of teams. Many of these teams are now working remotely, compounding the complexity and frustrations. Most leaders work hard to inspire their teams to peak performance; yet, too often, friction is high and trust is low, resulting in unnecessary stress and disappointing performance.

There are the stellar exceptions, teams that consistently deliver exceptional performance. What makes them different?

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Jeb Hurley has held GM, VP, and CEO roles at companies ranging from Fortune 100 to startups. While doing his doctoral research, he spent five years walking together with today’s team leaders experiencing what was and wasn’t working on the front lines. Team Relationship Management looks at team leadership and superior team performance through the lens of behavioral science, focusing on the behaviors that inspire trust and peak performance on teams.

In five parts, you’ll journey from the rise of team-based organizations in the 20th century to discovering the three behaviors the best team leaders employ that deliver greater inclusion, higher engagement, and superior performance:

  • Laying a foundation of core values and norms that bring out the best in people.
  • Inspiring individual motivation through understanding people’s core psychological needs.
  • Managing team relationships in a manner that creates and sustains trust.

This book is a practical guide for a new generation of conscious leaders. If you are as passionate about people’s well-being at work as you are about their performance, and understand the connection between the two, this book is for you.

“A masterpiece in the making in so many respects, as writings on the topic of teams and team management to date has, for the most part, been a regurgitation of the same conventional thinking and time-worn rehashing of the same theories. You’ve got a fresh (i.e. disruptive) approach and one that’s sorely needed.” –Dennis J. Pitocco, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, BIZCATALYST 360.COM, an award-winning global media digest

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Want Extraordinary? Get Relationships.

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 there are the stellar exceptions: teams that consistently deliver exceptional performance. The critical question isn’t why, or what…But HOW?

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. The answer to “how” became evident as he experienced what was and wasn’t working on the front lines, then combined his research with insights from the best minds in the field:

  • People want and need healthy relationships at work to do their best and be their best.
  • As a leader, you must be relentless in closing the gaps that erode strong, trusting relationships.

In Team Relationship Management, you’ll learn “how” to develop and sustain the strong, trusting relationships people need at work, along with a practical, field-proven approach with three specific actions to master the art of crafting extraordinary teams.

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Weight 9.5 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .8 in