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.
"On the back of the passport, which is used to get stamps as each stage of the walk is completed, (Prince) noticed seven simple reminders of things pilgrims should do while on the Camino, which he used as the framework for his book The Camino Way, since they applied to work as well.... You don't need to walk the Camino to take those lessons into your own life."
— The Globe and Mail, Canada's largest newspaper
"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, an independent book review magazine
"One of 6 books to read this month for a healthy dose of motivation... A leadership consultant and speaker, Victor Prince was a hard-driven and competitive businessman when a friend challenged him to undertake the 500-mile walk. By the end, he had become relaxed, kinder and more effective. He shares his insights and applies them to seven important leadership lessons."
- SUCCESS Magazine, serving small business entrepreneurs
"Drawing on personal experiences and interviews with nearly 100 other pilgrims, Prince clearly and deftly blends his travelogue with management advice in the form of “seven simple leadership lessons.” He also provides a “How to Do This at Work” section for each lesson. getAbstract recommends this captivating read to armchair travelers and to those seeking to enhance their leadership skills through personal growth."
- getAbstract, a book summary service founded in 1999
"The author of this interesting, unique book is an experienced executive and consultant. In this very clearly written book, he explains what leadership is from traveling on foot 500 miles across the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain and talking to people along the way... It is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate business students as well as managers of for-profit and nonprofit organizations."
- Choice, the magazine of professional coaching
“What began as a competitive trek became an amazing adventure and career game-changer... offers inspiring examples and practical suggestions.”
- The Retail Observer
"Prince’s newest, The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership From a Walk Across Spain, distills insights from his trek along the Camino el Santiago—an ancient 500-mile-long road traversed by pilgrims for centuries—into tangible business strategies."
- Chicago Reader
"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.”
"I'll probably never walk the Camino, but I feel like I did after reading this book. What a fresh take on leadership!"
— Suzanne Tager, Senior Director, Retail and Consumer Goods Practice, Bain & Company