Scott Taylor is an Assistant Professor of organizational behavior at Babson College He has over fifteen years of experience as an executive coach and organization and leadership development consultant. He has worked domestically and internationally with companies in a variety of industries. A few of his past clients include Alcoa, Boston Globe, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Coca-Cola, Fifth Third Bank, KeyCorp, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica, Roadway Express, Sabre Inc./Travelocity, Sherwin Williams, and the Smucker Company. The focus of this work has been on leader assessment and development, organization development, change management, executive coaching, and performance management.
The primary focus of his research is leader assessment and development. He enjoys studying 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, management education, multi-source feedback assessment, executive coaching, and sustainable individual change.
Scott’s scholarly work has appeared in several outlets such as the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal, Human Relations, the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, the Journal of Leadership Studies, the Journal of Management Development, the Journal of Management Education, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. In addition, Scott has over twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings. He has been an instructor and facilitator of leadership development, human resource, and organizational behavior courses to executive, graduate, and undergraduate students.
Scott is an accredited consultant for the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI) and a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. In addition, Scott is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. He has a B.A. 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 Babson College, Scott was an assistant professor in the School of Management at Boston University and later an associate professor with tenure in the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.
Scott’s executive coaching work primarily focuses helping his clients develop emotional and social competence (ESC) in the workplace and in life. As a result, his coaching has focused on helping others develop key leadership competencies such as conflict management, empathy influence, optimism self-confidence, self-awareness self-control, and teamwork. He has worked with over 200 managers and executive toward their ESC development. In addition, Scott coaches others on creating developmental networks, setting and achieving personal and professional goals, and creating sustainable behavior change.
Professional Affiliations / Certifications
- Core Member, Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations
- Certified Executive Coach, HayGroup: Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI)
- Member, Academy of Management (Divisions: Organizational Behavior, Management Education & Development)
- Member, American Psychological Association
- Member, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- PhD, Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
- Dissertation: A conceptual framework and empirical test of leader attunement: Toward a theory of leader self-awareness, Richard E. Boyatzis (Chair)
- Master in Business Administration, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
- Concentrations: Organizational Behavior, Labor and Human Resource Policy
- Bachelors of Arts, Spanish, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
- Minor: Family Science