Author Event: The Camino Way by Victor Prince
Join us at City Lit Books for a reading by Victor Prince from his new book, The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain.
The path to authentic leadership can start in unexpected places. For seasoned executive and traveler Victor Prince, that journey began on the Camino de Santiago, an ancient, 500-mile trail stretching across northern Spain. Each year, hundreds of thousands of peregrinos make their way through rugged countryside and medieval towns in order to reflect, test their will, and join a community of strangers on a shared mission. In short, it's the ideal training ground for authentic leadership.
Leaving the high-pressured world behind, and outfitted with a backpack, sturdy shoes, and a pilgrim passport for collecting stamps at stops along the route, Prince walked through rugged countryside and medieval villages on a month-long quest. Traveling by foot offered vast expanses of time to reflect, test his will, and meet fellow peregrinos as they moved toward a common goal. By the end of the trek, he emerged more humble, introspective, and caring--a different person and a different leader.
The Camino Way shares this story of adventure, personal growth, and awakening to what leadership is all about. Framed as a set of timeless lessons linked to the values inscribed on the back of his pilgrim passport, the book applies them to the modern workplace, including how to:
- Welcome the pleasures and challenges of each day
- Make people feel welcome
- Look up from the plan and live in the moment
- Share with others
- Learn from your predecessors
- Appreciate those who walk with you today
- Consider those who will follow you
The Camino is the ideal training ground for leaders. As you follow the author along this millennial-old route, the stories from the road will change how you practice leadership--with a pilgrim's heart, a wayfarer's grit, and a navigator's gift for reaching the destination.
Victor Prince is a leadership consultant, speaker, and managing director of the consulting firm DiscoveredLOGIC. He has 20+ years of experience in corporate and government leadership, including positions as COO of the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, strategy consultant with Bain & Company, and marketing executive with Capital One. He holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School. Prince can be reached at www.victorprince.com.