In this Leaders Performance Podcast, EPP Founding Partner, Dave Slemen, interviews Max Lankhei, Director of High Performance for the San Jose Earthquakes.

Max, a former youth athlete and acting student talks about his non-linear journey to the top of elite sport and reflects on the traits required when stepping into a leadership position for the first time.

This fascinating interview covers the following:

  • The non-sporting elements of Max’s background [2:30]
  • Why the stigma around ‘manipulation’ is undeserved [10:00]
  • The importance of the environment in helping people to thrive and reach their potential [25:00]
  • The difference between purpose and values, vision and objectives [35:20]

You can listen to the podcast here.