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  • We believe that mobility goes well beyond cars. With our eyes to the future, we're setting our sights on an even greater mission of mobility for all. ‘Start Your Impossible’ is our call to action to make that vision a reality and inspire people to push onward―past their finish line, past their impossible. Because when we're free to move, anything is possible.

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  • More than 11 million gallons of water will be collected per year through our rainwater capture system installed at our headquarters campus in Plano, TX. The captured rainwater is used to irrigate the native Texas plants that make up our campus landscape. Our water conservation efforts support our Environmental Challenge 2050 and our commitment to building a better, smarter, more sustainable future.

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  • Jim Lentz, our Toyota North America CEO, developed his leadership style from a lesson he learned early on in his career. "Early in my career at Toyota, [my] district sales manager pulled me aside and said I was too soft on people. He wanted me to change my style and to motivate people with an iron fist. He gave me an ultimatum, on Monday, I would have to commit to making the change or find a new job. On Monday morning, I told my manager I had to be who I was and I couldn’t change that. He gave me two weeks to find another job, which I did at our corporate headquarters in California. It was a demotion and I took a pay cut, but in the end, I made the right choice. To succeed in your career—or as a company—you have to stay true to yourself and your foundational values."

    Learn more about Jim, what he considers his most daring achievement, and whether he prefers self-driving or flying cars:

    Toyota CEO Jim Lentz considers Plano his most daring achievement - Plano Profile Connecting Collin County

    He's the driving force behind Plano's most famous corporate relocation. One of his favorite things about his new corporate headquarters is a 100-year-old oak tree. Meet Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America. Favorite motivational quote? Two that come to mind are: "It always seems impossible until it's done."

  • Meet Lindsey, a quality engineer at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, and one of our inspiring team members who are helping to shape the future of Toyota. “What I love most is working with the people here, we all have one common goal, and that goal is to make a great vehicle for our customers. [We’re] doing it as a team, so it’s all for one and one for all, we rock for each other and we rock for Toyota.”

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  • Here’s to the change-makers and the trail-blazers, the dreamers and the doers. We'll be sharing inspirational stories of our epic women leaders for Women’s History Month (WHM). First up – Susan Elkington, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky’s (TMMK)1st female president. Watch her share her story at our WHM Kickoff from TMMK.

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    Imagine what's possible within you! We're live from TMMK for the Toyota Women's History Month Kickoff!

  • Start Your Impossible is more than a slogan, it’s a call to action to make a difference. We’re taking action in the communities where we live and work by collaborating with two North Texas Meals on Wheels organizations to help serve more seniors in need. By creatively combining knowledge and resources, we can affect real change.

    Learn more about our efforts to help those with limited mobility:

    Mobilizing for Seniors: Toyota Begins Program with Two North Texas-Based Meals on Wheels to Help Serve More in Need | Corporate

    Toyota Sharing Process Improvement Knowledge to Optimize Meal Production and Delivery Jointly Developing Technology to Improve Operations, Volunteerism, Healthcare Outcomes PLANO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) - In the United States, every day more than 10,000 adults turn 65, and one in six struggles with hunger.

  • Last week, we welcomed U. Renee Hall, Dallas Police Department's first female Chief of Police. She shared her powerful story and the influences that drive her to lead with courage. Huge thanks to our African American Collaborative for hosting in celebration of Black History Month. Watch to get inspired!

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    In continuation of our Black History Month celebration, the African American Collaborative business partnering group hosted another great event for our team members. Today's event featured a...

  • Toyota is dedicated to supporting service members and veterans and our commitment spans across the company. This commitment was brought to life when Mike Groff, Toyota Financial Services President, along with our Toyota Veterans Association and Allies in Service hosted mock interview sessions for service members.
    Lieutenant Colonel Dale Bailey, a local service member in North Texas, heard about the event and jumped at the chance to attend. “That Toyota was partnering with Allies in Service made it a no-brainer. When I showed up and found out each participant would be doing two mock interviews and then getting feedback, that sounded like a chance to get great experience,” said Lieutenant Colonel Bailey.

    A Vision for Veterans | Toyota DriverSeat

    Toyota Driver's Seat - News for and about associates of Toyota Motor Sales USA.

  • Let the Games begin! We’re excited for Toyota’s first-ever global corporate initiative, “Start Your Impossible,” to fully take shape when the Winter Olympic Games begin in PyeongChang, South Korea next week. As the proud partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we’re proud to see Toyota’s vision of mobility for all come to life, and to support Team Toyota USA athletes as they challenge what’s possible!

    Starting the Impossible in PyeongChang | Toyota DriverSeat

    Toyota Driver's Seat - News for and about associates of Toyota Motor Sales USA.

  • What makes Toyota a ‘Glassdoor 2018 Best Place to Work’? Respect for people and continuous improvement, the two pillars of The Toyota Way.
    The Toyota Way is “how we approach everything we do and that includes making our culture one where team members feel valued and are encouraged to challenge what’s possible. As a leader, providing that type of support — where people aren’t afraid to fail — I think that breeds confidence. It fosters innovation and when team members believe they can do epic things, they usually do.” - Terri Von Lehmden, GM of Talent Acquisition at Toyota.

    Kaizen: the Secret Behind Toyota's Best Places to Work Win

    Candidates often think that the best part about working at Toyota is access to the latest and greatest vehicles - but Terri Von Lehmden, General Manager of Talent Acquisition at Toyota Motor North America, makes it clear that that comes in second.

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