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You Were Born to Be a Leader – How to Harness Your Organization’s Full Potential through Empowerment, Reciprocity, and HR with TrueCar CPO John Foster

Season 1, Episode 32

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caneel executive coach

I'm a social scientist who helps people break out of the invisible traps and make whole-life changes easily and naturally.

Why do you show up for work each day? What motivates you to complete your tasks?

Is it because you have to…because it’s your job…. because someone told you to?

“Don’t be told. Be empowered.”

Empowerment starts when you begin to acknowledge what caused you to be “tasked,” understanding how you are choosing to show up each day, and how you are choosing to do the tasks you do.

You have agreements with yourself that you are committed to.

Building an intentional culture means shifting from an industrial model of “employees” who are tasked with a job to humans who are choosing to show up and do their part to impact the growth of the organization as a whole.

Human performance is complicated and goes beyond skill and knowledge. You as a leader, manager, or HR leader can have the greatest impact on performance when you support individual growth and help your team members to become empowered.

Brilliant business designer and TrueCar’s Chief People Officer, John Foster, joined me for my podcast episode, You Were Born To Be a Leader – How to Harness Your Organization’s Full Potential through Empowerment, Reciprocity and HR, to help guide you in this important conversation. He shares insights on how HR can be fundamental in empowering the mindset shift within an organization to optimize growth and to support each individual.


Sometimes it just feels like you can’t live up to your team’s expectations, your company’s needs, or even your own goals, all at the same time.

Yet, it is up to leaders, Human Resource (HR), and other organizational development roles within companies to manage, maintain, and grow all of these key aspects. Without personal development of yourself and the individuals on your team, you may be left with unsatisfied and unfulfilled team members who aren’t consistently bringing their best selves to the plate. Without leadership development, you and your team might become stagnant, and unable to grow past a certain level of success. If you’re not meeting company growth or economic goals, your organization will not survive in a competitive market.

You are allowed to commit to your company goals and support the growth and success of both.

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