The Association for Psychological Science has praised today’s guest, Dr Edwin A. Locke, saying, “Locke is the most published organizational psychologist in the history of the field. His pioneering research has advanced and enriched our understanding of work motivation and job satisfaction. The theory that is synonymous with his name — goal-setting theory — is perhaps the most widely-respected theory in industrial-organizational psychology.”
Dr. Locke is a psychologist and pioneer in goal-setting theory. He’s Dean’s Professor (Emeritus) of Leadership and Motivation at the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his BA from Harvard and his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Cornell University.
He’s the author or editor of 12 books, including The Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion and Reason (with Dr. Ellen Kenner), and his seminal work A Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance (with Dr. Gary Latham).
Dr. Locke also a writer and lecturer for the Ayn Rand Institute and is interested in the application of the philosophy of Objectivism to behavioral sciences.
We cover a wide range of topics and Ed provides a breadth of knowledge, advice and life experience that will help you achieve in your business and life.
- Ed Locke: “My god, why would I want to be a regular guy?”
- Why ED loves the Clint Eastwood quote, “A man’s got to know his limitations.”
- Why Ed never had self-doubt and the secret to his self-confidence
- Why you shouldn’t take disapproval seriously
- Independence vs. mindless obedience
- Where self-esteem comes from (it’s NOT other people)
- The crucial importance of leisure for a happy life
- Why ART is so important to a full life
- Be very selective about your favorites in work, love, friendships, leisure & art
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