Scott N. Taylor, PhD

Research Fellow
Coaching Research Lab
Inaugural Arthur M. Blank Endowed Chair for Values-Based Leadership
Babson College
Professor of Organizational Behavior
Babson College

Scott N. Taylor is a professor of organizational behavior and the Arthur M. Blank Endowed Chair for Values-Based Leadership at The Blank School at Babson College. He is also a research fellow with the Coaching Research Lab at Case Western Reserve University, a member of the Institute of Coaching (IOC) at McLean, Harvard Medical School Affiliate, a founding member of the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) Thought Leadership Institute Global Co-Lab, and a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO).

The primary focus of his research is leader assessment and development. He studies the various approaches organizations use to assess and develop their leaders, evaluates the effectiveness of those approaches, and develops new approaches to improve leader assessment and development. As a result, his research has focused on competency development (especially emotional and social competence), leader self-awareness, 360-degree feedback assessment, executive coaching, gender, and sustainable individual change.

Scott has won a number of awards for both his research and his teaching. His scholarly work has appeared in several outlets such as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Business Horizons, Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, Group & Organization Management, Harvard Business Review, Human Relations, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Dynamics, Personnel Psychology, and The Leadership Quarterly. In addition, Scott has over twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings. He is a highly rated instructor and facilitator who has taught leadership development, human resource, and organizational behavior courses to executive, graduate, and undergraduate students.

Scott has worked domestically and internationally with over fifty companies in a variety of industries. As part of the Babson Executive and Enterprise Education faculty, Scott has taught in custom programs for, among others, Assa Abloy, Biogen, Dell EMC, FLIR Systems, Grant Thornton, MCAA, MilliporeSigma, National Football League, Siemens, and Veolia. Independent of Babson, his past and present executive development work includes organizations such as Coca-Cola FEMSA, Fifth Third Bank, Office for Financial Research (of the United States Treasury), Pemex Gas y Petroqumica Bsica, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Smucker Company.

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 has a B.A. in Spanish from Brigham Young University. He received an MBA with concentrations in organizational behavior and human resource policy and a PhD in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University.

Harvard Business Review Idea Watch, MSNBC, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal blog, Nature, the Society for Human Resource Managers, the Academy of Management, The Globe and Mail, and several other such outlets have featured Scott's research.