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Episode 81: Shifting from Quarters to Trimesters

Episode 81: Shifting from Quarters to Trimesters

Shift happens at goodr, and a big shift we made this year was moving from a quarterly cadence for major events, reviews, and celebrations to a trimesterly schedule. So how's that going for us? In episode #81, Stephen and Shaun get into this change, making more space for our Flamingos, and how we move from "simple" to "significant" through fine-tuning our processes at goodr.

Just the Highlights

01:27: The origin story of moving from quarters to trimesters

06:11: How many days of committed activities we saved per year by moving from quarters to trimesters

11:09: Why goodr did a total calendar reset, deleted every meeting, and started from scratch

15:04: Stephen dissects his weekly review process for life and work and why it's a linchpin for him

18:49: How we lean into Vision 3:2:1 to plan for the future at goodr

26:42: What "painting it done" looks like if you lead a team and why constant feedback loops are crucial

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Get to know the dynamic duo

Meet the hosts

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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