No blame, just performance focused

We were in Toronto this weekend for a Blue Jays-Yankees game.  The Yankees lost a must-win game they easily could have won having many opportunities.  In interviews after the game player after player said they controlled their own destiny.  There was no blaming others; there was no shifting the topic to something else. They refused to speculate about winning pennants or the next series. Everyone was on the same page:  We have the talent, we have a great team, we want to win the pennant and we’ll do that by doing our best.  The Yankees isn’t the only sports team that talks this way.  It’s a good model for business, and it would be refreshing in politics.

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