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Dr. Scott Taylor



Scott Taylor is the inaugural 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 Consortium for Learning Innovation convened by McKinsey & Company, 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. 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. In addition, he has worked domestically and internationally with over fifty companies in a variety of industries. 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.

What inspires you?

People who are inspired. Being in the mountains.

What relationship has been most influential in your life?

The relationship with my wife and children. Living with four teenagers is the ultimate laboratory for my leader development.

What’s on your bookshelf?

“Self-determination Theory” (article), Ryan and Deci

Management Studies in Crisis, Dennis Tourish

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