Excellence in sports depends on 1) a strong team, 2) a single mindset focused on the goal at hand and 3) removing the barriers that prevent a team’s success. Excellence in business depends on the same three things. Cooperation between departments, attitudes about customer service, project ROI and contingencies, and choices made that accelerate change or shut it down all depend on a strong team, a single mindset and removing the barriers that prevent success. The same attitudes that make great sports teams make great business teams. Mindsets are where it all starts, which means that change should start with mindsets, specifically mindsets about change and management’s role in change. And yes, CHANGE IS LIKE racing, football and tennis. Each sport is very different but each sport has a dynamic that relates directly to management’s role in the change process!