Scott Taylor


Scott Taylor, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of organizational behavior at Babson College. His scholarly work focuses on leader assessment and development with emphasis on emotional and social competency development, leader self-awareness, multi-source feedback assessment, and intentional change. He received an MBA 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 at the University of New Mexico. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Scott was a manager with Ernst & Young, LLP and Sabre Inc.


Expanding How We Define Coach Effectiveness
This integrated literature review brings together three streams of research that have not been directly connected in prior coaching research. Specifically, we explore the conceptual relationship of (1) intentional change theory (Boyatzis, 2008), (2) high quality relationships, and (3) emotional and social competence as they relate to coach effectiveness. We propose these components represent key criteria for the development and evaluation of coaches and collectively open a new frontier for coaching research.

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