The 5 Scientific Principles of Effective Goal Setting

By Martin Byrne, Leadership Management Ireland (LMI)


The father of modern Goal Setting is Dr. Edwin Locke.

While working closely with Dr. Gary Latham on the theory of goal setting they jointly identified the five principles of effective goal setting.

These principles are –

  • Clarity
  • Challenge
  • Commitment
  • Feedback
  • Task Complexity

At Leadership Management Ireland we encourage all participants of our programmes to undertake a transformational agenda of goal setting to take them to the next level.

This insightful article may whet your appetite for what we do! Enjoy it!

Martin Byrne

Martin Byrne

Martin is a very experienced leadership development specialist based in the South-East with clients throughout the country.