5 Books Leaders Should Read In September 2022

I’ve been listening to a wide range of audiobooks recently. My book list has been everything from leadership to personal development to science to cultural. This listening experience has been great.

I’ve been introduced many great authors and concepts. I’m learning about topics that were never taught (or I don’t remember) during my school years.

Woman listening to an audiobook while wearing headphones

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These books may not be leadership books per se yet they are crucial for leaders to understand the world around them and the experiences their people have and are going through.

Today, my list may be a bit different. Sure, there will be a true leadership book or two in the list while the rest will help you understand people better.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

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Dragon Ball is an animated series that started in Japan in 1984. The cartoon has garnered critical acclaim and runs through multiple series.

Dragon Ball Super is one series that spawned from the original series. Originally running from 2015-2018, Dragon Ball Super racked up numerous awards.

In 2022, the new Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero animated was released to theaters.

Piccolo standing in front of a tower in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

Jumping into the world of Dragon Ball can be pretty confusing as there are so many years of canon and characters to understand. Yet, it is not an impossible task. You can jump into the new Dragon Ball Super movie with minimal issues. *Here’s a bit of background on the Dragon Ball franchise*

What is Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero about? The movie tells the story of the resurgence of the Red Ribbon Army. The Red Ribbon Army is a threat from Goku’s past (Sean Schemmel). The evil Magenta (Charles Martinet) is looking to resurrect the organization and take out Goku.

The Importance of Negotiation in Leadership

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Do you want to improve your leadership skills? If you do, you have come to the right place. Developing your negotiating skills can make you a more effective leader, whether you run your own business or work for a company. Here is why negotiation is important for leadership. 


Effective negotiation is central to leadership; it builds stronger relationships and grows the business by seeking win-win situations with clients and colleagues. Someone without negotiation skills will be a less effective leader because they step down instead of stepping up.

An effective negotiator is able to raise the stakes on a deal or a conversation without losing any rapport with the client. At some point, the client might realize a negotiation is taking place, but a good negotiator is able to lead the conversation and get a favorable outcome for both parties. 

Teamwork and Leadership Lessons from the Little League World Series

This year, 2022, is the 75th Anniversary of the Little League World Series.  After a COVID cancellation in 2020 and the United States only competition in 2021, a full roster of 10 U.S. and 10 International Teams are competing this year.  In late August, the Little League World Series presents outstanding examples of athletic competition, drama, the exceptional talent of 11 and 12-year-old players from around the world, and sportsmanship at the highest level.  Interestingly, there are some fascinating lessons for teams and team leaders in addition to the on-the-field performances.  There’s even a good message for job seekers on effectively presenting their team accomplishments on their resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and during interviews.

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