How To Regularly Achieve the Impossible

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 11, 2014

From time to time, all of us feel like we’re asked to do the impossible at work. But few work environments are designed to help employees actually succeed when faced with those daunting situations.

Fortunately, we can all learn from the rare organizations that have figured out how to regularly achieve the impossible — without burning out their team or setting people up to fail.

The SEED Foundation is one of those rare work places. Few organizations tackle anything remotely as complex, challenging or vitally important as it does.

SEED opens and supports public, college-preparatory boarding schools designed for students who need a 24-hour learning environment in order to achieve their full potential. In doing so, SEED schools triumph over issues like poverty, racial disparity, and violence that plague many of our urban areas.

SEED serves students from low-income, underserved communities — those students who statistically are unlikely to enroll in college, let alone graduate. However, SEED students graduate from high school, enroll in college, and graduate from college at rates that far surpass their peers. Check out SEED’s strong track record of results.

I spoke with Pyper Davis, chief talent officer of the SEED Foundation, about how SEED engineered its culture to achieve results in an arena where so many others have failed.

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