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Episode 49:  Professionalism & Celebrating the Work Over the Results

Episode 49: Professionalism & Celebrating the Work Over the Results

At goodr, we teach ownership and demand professionalism. The more prepared you are, the more fun you can have. In this episode, SDL and Shaun talk about celebrating the work over the results, the importance of fundamentals, the need for scalability, why we call sloppy work "salty feet," and the powerful experience of leading a Storytelling Workshop. (Eight employees spent four months learning how to deliver 15-minute presentations to the entire company! And they all CRUSHED IT.)

Hey! Hey! Are you dying with curiosity to know the meaning of salty feet?! I GOT YOU!!!

"One of our goals is to hire the fewest number of people coached to the highest level," says SDL. " We give people the tools to be professional... Flamingos, if they don't move quickly enough on salt flats, their feet salt up and they break off and die. You do not want salty feet. It is a bad thing... But it is [also] a really fun way to address something that's sloppy without being a dick about it. We're a really self-aware, self-governing company. So all the time, I'll even do it like like, 'oh, man, salty feet on this, I'm sorry.'"

Wow!!! I didn't know flamingos' feet break off when they get salty!!! That sucks!!! Hey! Hey! Hey! Will my feet fall off if they get salty?! Will they? Will they? Huh? I gotta find some salt to rub my ghost feet in!!! See you next week!!! I love you!

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stephen lease

Stephen Lease is the CEO (Chief Executive Octopus) of goodr and the co-host of the CULTURE goodr Podcast. Since Stephen co-founded the company in 2015, goodr has grown to over 140 employees, with award-winning sunglasses sold in more than 5,000 doors worldwide. Stephen’s spirit animal is an octopus, he’s soul-bonded with a basset hound, and he is 16% flamingo.

shaun tinney

Shaun Tinney is the Dean of goodr University (Head of Learning and Development at goodr) and the co-host of the CULTURE goodr podcast. When he’s not helping goodr employees level up their behaviors, he’s writing and performing music. Recently he released his first EP, Living Driven, about the quest for self-reliance, fresh perspective, and creative freedom.

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