The mystical power of the Camino de Santiago is captured in a provocative way by Prince in this part-travel, part-leadership lessons book. Between jobs Prince decides to do the 500-mile pilgrimage in northern Spain. Prince has tied his lessons around the seven statements on the “passport” that pilgrims get stamped at the various villages and turn in for the Camino certificate at the end of the transformative journey. The seven reminders include welcome each day, make others feel welcome, share, live in the moment, feel the spirit of those who come before you, appreciate those who walk with your today and imagine those who will follow you. One chapter is devoted to each of the lessons and Prince couples each lesson with quotes from the people he met along the way and then gives examples of how the lesson can be applied in a leadership role.
To add additional interest, Prince displays a photo from his trip at the beginning of each chapter. Some of the leadership lessons are not new ideas but Prince expertly ties the lesson to a message from the Camino. Prince also offers the reader some additional tips if they want to walk the Camino and shares some interesting facts about the Camino today. Undoubtedly readers will be inspired by Prince’s expedition and perhaps will even ponder their own Camino discovery. The Camino Way is a unique perspective for a leadership book, and readers will be stimulated to be more thoughtful about their own lives, as well as those that they lead.
Seniye Groff, MEd is the owner of Groff Solutions, a consulting practice focused on human resources, training, management coaching and organizational development initiatives. She has authored articles and spoken at national conferences on best practices for effective training. Seniye has volunteered with Dress for Success since 1999. She has found her experience with Dress for Success particularly rewarding because she is able to help women make long lasting changes in their own lives. You will find Seniye at the gym six days a week. She also spends time with her daughters. She is an avid cook (hence the gym) and reader. Seniye is also a reviewer for Elle Magazine.
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