Graeme Newell

How Understanding the Locus of Control Can Help Teams Work Together Better

Why do people on teams tend to fight so much? Part of the reason is a curious psychological effect called the “Locus of Control.” This is a measurement of our belief in the following statement: “I determine my own destiny.”

Those of us with an EXTERNAL locus of control believe that OUTSIDE forces primarily shape our destiny. Those of us with an INTERNAL locus of control believe the OPPOSITE, that our destiny is primarily shaped by our own attitudes and beliefs.

Watch this short video to learn brain science tactics that can help these two very different groups to fight less and work together with less drama.