Scott A. Snook

U.S. Army Colonel (Ret)
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School

Scott Snook graduated with honors from West Point and was commissioned in the US Army Corps of Engineers where he served in various command and staff positions for over twenty-two years, earning the rank of Colonel before retiring in 2002. He has led soldiers in combat. Among his military decorations are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Master Parachustist badge.

He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar. Dr. Snook earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Organizational Behavior winning the Sage-Louis Pondy Best Dissertation Award from the Academy of Management for his study of the Friendly Fire Shootdown in Northern Iraq. Until July of 2002, Colonel Snook served as an Academy Professor in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department at the United States Military Academy. He also directed West Point's Center for Leadership and Organizations Research as well as its joint Master's Program in Leader Development. Professor Snook's book, Friendly Fire was selected by the Academy of Management to receive the 2002 Terry Award. He has also co-authored a book that explores the role of "common sense" in leadership titled, Practical Intelligence in Everyday Life, available from Cambridge University Press (2000).

Scott’s research and consulting activities include leadership, leader development, leading change, organizational systems, and culture. He currently lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife Kathleen and their five children.