Scott N. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Babson College.
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 Academy of Management Learning & Education, Frontiers in Psychology, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Management Development, Journal of Management Education, and 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, employee training, and organizational behavior courses to executive, graduate, and undergraduate students.
Scott 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, the Boston Globe, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Coca-Cola, Fifth Third Bank, KeyCorp, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Pemex Gas y Petroquimica Basica, 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.
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 America 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.
MSNBC, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal blog, Nature, the Society for Human Resource Managers, the Academy of Management, The Globe and Mail, and other media outlets have featured Scott’s research.
Leadership Development; Organizational Behavior