On ''locus of control'' (1)
Locus is the Latin word for “place”, “location”. Control is the English – and some other languages - word for.. control. It is a rarely used word in coaching body knowledge, and is mostly used to point out what is not appropriate to do in a coaching relation, or how harmful could be a controlling environment. In the very stem cell of a coaching approach – The Inner Game – “control” is a feature of Self 1, the judgemental one, the one who embody all the attempts the others tried to influence someone’s life, to prevent a person to fulfill her/his potential. In the very spirit of locus of control definition, a close look where the client locates control is helpful: working to raise awareness and choices in order to place it on a more useful position on that continuum between internal and external, will reinforce trust and commitment to follow the action plan she/he has chosen.
In Leonardo da Vinci drawing we could notice a lot of work on designing a workable wing, but the body is in charge of.controlling the flight, and of.. seizing the useful wind.