Author Archives: Mike Lehnertz

Dear Corporate America,

Eight years ago today I left you and it remains one of the best decisions I ever made for the following reasons:

– You wanted to micromanage me instead of lead me

– You gave me mix signals instead of clear, concise communications

– I asked for mentoring and you criticized me

– You wanted my loyalty but considered it a one way street

– Your VPs and GMs enjoyed playing the blame game instead of holding themselves accountable

It’s easy to see why people like me went out and started their own business. My 26 years in the Air Force taught me how to lead, communicate, mentor and build loyal teams of people.

Personal-Horsepower-FB-Banner I know how to get the most out of people without burning them out. They know that I respect them even if we disagree on a particular topic.

Corporate America, you have a lot of lessons to learn and I’m only too happy to help…but you’ve got to be willing to change. If you’re only concern is profits, you are a long ways from reaching first base.

If you like to start hitting home runs, please contact me through my website at


Michael F. Lehnertz
Personal HorsePower

What’s Your Excuse?

“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.”

This is all about accountability so let’s break this down:

First, in order to hold yourself accountable, you have to be aware of your behavior. Are you aware of what you’re saying to others? Are you aware of your actions?
Do you hold yourself accountable?

Do you hold yourself accountable?

Secondly, accountability comes from the left side of your brain. You’re thinking logically and analyzing your actions and words. You’re actively monitoring them so you don’t say something hurtful or in poor taste.

Finally, you have to be honest with yourself. The challenging part of being honest with yourself is that it’s easy to rationalize what we say and do. When we rationalize our less than sterling behavior, we have lowered our standard. If you’re truly honest with yourself, you critic yourself and take corrective action.

Can you hold yourself accountable? If it’s a challenge, Personal HorsePower would like to help. Contact us through the direct email link on this website.