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  • The Camino Way on the Camino (French Route)
    The Camino Way on the Camino (French Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Zubiri and Pamplona
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Zubiri and Pamplona
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between St Jean and Roncesvalles
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between St Jean and Roncesvalles
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Puente la Reina and Estella
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Puente la Reina and Estella
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between St Jean and Roncesvalles
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between St Jean and Roncesvalles
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
  • The Camino Way on the Camino
    The Camino Way on the Camino
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Los Arcos and Najera
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Los Arcos and Najera
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between St Jean and Roncesvalles
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between St Jean and Roncesvalles
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between St Jean and Roncesvalles
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between St Jean and Roncesvalles
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) from St Jean to Roncesvalles
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) from St Jean to Roncesvalles
  • The Camino Way on the Camino
    The Camino Way on the Camino
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) after Pamplona
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) after Pamplona
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Logrono and Najera
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Logrono and Najera
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) after Pamplona
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) after Pamplona
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) near Foncebadon
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) near Foncebadon
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) near Monjardin
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) near Monjardin
  • The Camino Way on the Camino
    The Camino Way on the Camino
  • Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
    Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) approaching Los Arcos
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) approaching Los Arcos
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) before Puente la Reina
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) before Puente la Reina
  • The Camino Way on the Camino
    The Camino Way on the Camino
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Estella and Los Arcos
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Estella and Los Arcos
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) after Pamplona
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) after Pamplona
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) near Monjardin
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) near Monjardin
  • The Camino Way on the Camino
    The Camino Way on the Camino
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Logrono and Najera
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Logrono and Najera
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Estella and Los Arcos
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Estella and Los Arcos
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Logrono and Najera
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Logrono and Najera
  • The Camino Way on the Camino
    The Camino Way on the Camino
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
    Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Estella and Los Arcos
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Estella and Los Arcos
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) near El Ganso
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) near El Ganso
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) approaching Astorga
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) approaching Astorga
  • The Camino Way on the Camino
    The Camino Way on the Camino
  • Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
    Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Estella and Los Arcos
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Estella and Los Arcos
  • Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
    Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
    Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
    Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Route)
  • The Camino Way on the Camino
    The Camino Way on the Camino
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) near Castrojeriz
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) near Castrojeriz
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Estella and Los Arcos
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Estella and Los Arcos
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Puente la Reina and Estella
    Camino de Santiago (French Route) between Puente la Reina and Estella
  • Camino de Santiago (French Route)
    Camino de Santiago (French Route)
The Camino Way on the Camino (French Route)
The Camino Way on the Camino (French Route)
 

The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain

For over one thousand years, people have walked the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail across Spain. I do trails as a hobby and walked the Camino in 2013. The Camino had an impact on me like no other trail. My blogs about that impact snowballed into this book. To augment my own Camino experience for this book, I gathered stories from 100 other Camino pilgrims from 16 countries. The book centers on the 7 values pilgrims are asked to follow while on the trail and how those values can help in work and life off the Camino. The book is available at Amazon.com and other retailers as a hardcover, audiobook, and ebook. 

What Reviewers are Saying...

"Prince’s is both a highly engaging story and a remarkably effective way to communicate business lessons... In this first-person narrative, Prince recounts his adventure, but unlike the typical travel diary, The Camino Way brilliantly draws continuous connections between the Camino, which started as a religious pilgrimage hundreds of years ago, and contemporary business leadership."

 Foreword Reviews


"The camino has spawned a multitude of books and blogs. Victor Prince has taken a novel approach. He has gathered reflections from a cross section of pilgrims and distilled this wisdom to provide lessons in leadership. Whether that leadership is in business or life in general, we could all benefit from the advice it contains.” 

 John Brierley, author of A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago and other bestselling travel books


"Victor Prince’s follow up to Lead Inside the Box is a much different, but equally original, book on leadership. In The Camino Way, Victor shares lessons from an extraordinary experience that can help other leaders in their everyday work. I strongly recommend it."

— Robert J. Herbold, Chief Operating Officer (retired), Microsoft Corporation


"A thousand year old hiking trail across Spain is a uniquely interesting setting for a book on leadership. It's a great read with valuable lessons for anyone looking to become a better leader, professionally and personally.”

— Ethan Bernstein, Asst. Professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School

"I'll probably never walk the Camino, but I feel like I did after reading this book. What a fresh take on leadership!"

— David K. Lenhardt, former President and CEO, PetSmart, Inc.

"Victor draws you in with the opportunity to walk the Camino vicariously with him - all the experiences and none of the blisters. This entertaining book is a combination of a travel guide and an invaluable set of lessons for success in life at home and at work."
— Dan Tangherlini, former Administrator of the US General Services Administration

“Rooted in history, yet highly relevant to today, Victor Prince takes readers on a journey of insight that can add value to all of our daily experiences."

Suzanne Tager, Senior Director, Retail and Consumer Goods Practice, Bain & Company


"When reading this inspirational book, I couldn't help but think about a term I learned in Latin - Manus manum lavat - one hand washes another. As leaders we need to ensure we never forget about the people we rely on, our teams, our employees, our family, friends...our village. The Camino Way reminds us we are all on different journeys and every relationship matters." 
— Lisa M. Buckingham, Chief Human Resources Officer of Lincoln Financial Group


"The Camino Way offers universal life and leadership lessons. After finishing, I couldn't decide which I wanted to do first:  share the book with my senior team or buy a plane ticket and start my own journey."
Scott Kubly, Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation

"Most people have two stacks of books by their bed: books they read for work, and books they read for pleasure. The Camino Way is the only book you’ll read this year that could make it to both stacks." 
— Paul Smith, bestselling author of Lead with a Story and Sell with a Story

"The Camino Way takes you on a journey you will never forget. Awesome story telling that captures and sweeps you in while delivering great life and leadership lessons."
 Brigette Hyacinth, Founder and Director of the MBA Caribbean Organisation

"Through his journey, he guides us to apply his newfound perspective to the most meaningful aspects of our lives. In doing so, we become better leaders, better parents, and better people."
Sally Tassani, President, The Strategy Forums


"If a 'Buen Camino' is not on your itinerary, this book will bring you as close to the life-changing power of the vaunted walk as possible. It’s like a MBA for the soul." 

 Scott Mautz – author of Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again

Blog Commenters Who Inspired this Book...

“I never respond to posts on LinkedIn -- ever – but I’ve got to now…  This article gave me chills.” – Marketing Manager, Florida


“By far, one of the best pieces I’ve read on LinkedIn. Thank you for sharing your experience, Victor Prince!” – Regional Outreach Director, New York USA


“Wonderful, wonderful post that seamlessly assimilates travel, life, work and the lessons you should take from it all.” – Creative Project Manager, Connecticut USA


“This is a perfect example of real life practical applications as it relates to the field. I love this article, it was truly entertaining and educational in one. Thanks!” – Account Executive, Charlotte NC, USA


“You not only have a talent for making your lessons memorable, you also deliver them so beautifully with your writing.” – Regional Outreach Director, New York USA


“Your essays are truly inspiring… On my FB page, I described you as a pilgrim whose wisdom even John Wayne would like.” – Marketing Consultant, Mexico

“What an inspiring set of lessons from the heart.” – Commercial Services Manager, London UK


“Victor, what a wonderful post. I like the life lesson analogy after each experience. Precise & to the point. Thanks.” – Associate at a Global Bank, Singapore


“Brilliant, Victor. Very basic, very profound, and totally relevant.” – Experiential based learning project founder, India


“I am putting El Camino de Santiago on my bucket list and I don’t care how old I am when I finally do it! Thank you, Victor.” – Transportation Planner & Coordinator, Texas, USA


“This is a beautifully written post and while I don’t think I will make this particular pilgrimage, I am inspired to take on other ‘walks’ in life... Hope I too can inspire someone one day…” – Regional Projects Manager, United Arab Emirates

“It is amazing how a person whom you never know and may never meet again, makes a positive impact on your thoughts and energy.” - Project Manager in a Fortune 500 company, Scotland UK


“Brilliant article. So insightful and unique in approach!” – Customer Success Manager, India


“Having walked the 400km from St. Jean to Fromista I totally concur with each and every of the seven lessons... You really captured the spirit of the Camino.” - Freelance Construction and Transportation Engineer, Ireland


“Thanks, Victor, for an inspiring, interesting and highly readable post.” - Principal Consulting Engineer, Brisbane, Australia

“What a great story with practical life lessons, as well as leadership lessons!” – Hospital Consultant, Colorado, USA


“Nice work relating a personal experience to benefits in Project Management.” – Project, Facilities, Production Operations Engineer, Houston, USA


“Lovely hearty article that brings us back to be a successful human (at work)” – Organisational Development Professional, Sydney, Australia


“Excellent analogy and cross reference with real life.” – Process Coordinator, Ontario, Canada


“Absolutely loved this posting and the Lessons. Great life and work lessons overall. Thanks for sharing that experience!” – IT Communications, New York, USA


“I walked my Camino nearly three years ago… loved your 7 values – and would recognise each one as something I encountered.” – Consultant, UK


“What I took from this is our own camino need not begin in Spain but rather wherever I am at the moment... Well stated!” – Commodity Specialist, Texas, USA


“Thank you, Victor, for sharing your insights, experiences, and friendship. I look forward to purchasing and reading your book...as well as the forthcoming "Camino Memoirs" book (hint hint).” – Civil Engineer, Texas USA

 

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