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.