Scott was the executive vice-president of SAI Global, Professional Services, North America. Previous to SAI Global, Scott was a director at Mercer Delta (formerly known as Delta Consulting Group), a global management consulting firm which provides services related to the management of strategic organizational change to major corporations and other institutions. In his personal consulting work, he worked primarily in the areas of large-scale organizational change, executive coaching, and leadership development.
Earlier in his career, Scott was recruited to assist the president of Peale Center in restructuring following the death of its namesake/founder, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. There, Scott designed a strategy to address structural and cultural issues following the merger with Guideposts Inc. He was also responsible for the “Norman Vincent Peale Annual Leadership Conference on Values.”
Scott began his career with Juran Institute, a leading professional services firm in quality management consulting, and training. As senior consultant and small business practice leader, he worked closely with senior management in developing quality management strategy, as well as training at all levels of the work force. Scott also served as the director of business development, where he was responsible for marketing, business development and national account management.
Scott, since 1993, has been an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business where he teaches two full-credit courses; “Leadership and Change,” and “Me, Inc. Applying Best Practices of Excellent Companies to Your Own Life.”
He is also an adjunct professor at Fairfield University where he teaches an undergraduate course, “Applied Business Ethics.”
From 1987 to 1997, he was a visiting professor at Columbia University. Over the past 20 years, he has been a guest lecturer at a number of schools and universities including the University of Connecticut, Dartmouth, and NYU’s Stern School. He was a featured speaker at Harvard Business School’s “Dean’s Conference on Leadership, Values, and Spirituality” where he discussed best practices for integrating work, family and private life. In May, 2008, Scott was a keynote speaker at Yale University’s Annual Leadership Conference where he gave a presentation entitled, “The Power of Integrity.”
In May 2001, he published his first book, The Power of Positive Thinking in Business: 10 Traits for Maximum Results (Simon & Schuster/Free Press) which has been translated in 24 languages. His next book, Me. Inc., How to Master the Business of Living (John Wiley & Sons) was published in February 2007. His upcoming book, HONESTLY! – How to work (and succeed) with Integrity is expected to be published in 2010. He has also served as a contributing author for a number of publications, including The Change Champion’s Fieldguide (Best Practices Publications, 2002) where he wrote a chapter entitled, “Raise the Bar from Corporate Compliance to Total Organizational Integrity.” Scott recently appeared on FOX TV to discuss Me, Inc.” and CNNfn as well as ABC News World This Morning to discuss the topics of leadership and integrity in business. He has an MS in Psychology and a BBA in Marketing, both from Western Connecticut State University. Scott is a dynamic speaker who gives frequent keynotes to professional associations and societies.