Scott Taylor is a Weatherhead Affiliate Instructor and an assistant professor of organizational behavior in department of organizational studies at the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. The primary focus of his research is leader assessment and development. He is fascinated with the various methods organizations use to assess and develop their leaders, evaluating the effectiveness of these methods, and developing new methods and technologies to improve leader assessment and development. As a result, his research has focused on competency development (especially emotional and social competence), leader self-awareness, multi-source feedback assessment, executive coaching, and sustainable individual change.
Scott has published scholarly research and practitioner articles which cover topics such as leadership development, sustainable individual change, 360-degree assessment, management education, and executive coaching. In addition, he has been an instructor and facilitator of leadership development, employee training, and organizational behavior courses to executive, graduate, and undergraduate students.
Scott also has over ten years of experience as an organization and leadership development consultant. As a consultant, he has worked domestically and internationally with over twenty companies in a variety of industries. A few of his past clients include American Healthways, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Coca-Cola, KeyCorp, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica, Roadway Express, and Sherwin Williams.
The focus of his consulting work has been on leadership assessment and development, organization development, change management, team visioning, organizational communication, and performance management. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Scott was a manager at Ernst & Young, LLP in its management consulting practice, and later he was a manager of Organization Effectiveness with Sabre Inc.
Scott is fluent in Spanish and spent ten years working with individuals and organizations from Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. He is an accredited consultant for the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI) and a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. In addition, Scott is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Management, and the American Psychological Association. He has a BA in Spanish from Brigham Young University and received an MBA with concentrations in organizational behavior and human resource policy and a PhD in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining the University of New Mexico Scott was an assistant professor in the school of management at Boston University.