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BOOK REVIEW

Book Title:    The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain
Author:  Victor Prince
Publisher:  AMACOM
List Price: $21.95                Format:  Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication Date: 2017      ISBN: 9780814438244
Reviewer:     Laura Basurto, PMP
Review Date:   October 2017

 



Introduction

This compelling book tells a wonderful story of self-reflection, self-awareness, and the importance of putting issues at work, life events, etc. into perspective.

It is cleverly organized around the “seven guideposts of the Camino Trail” and how one can adapt those meaningful mantras to the workplace.

If you want to learn how to be a better leader, person and how to connect with your teammates, you will find this book most helpful and rewarding.

Overview of Book’s Structure

Mr. Prince provides an interesting explanation on the origin of the Camino Trail and the reason for its allure.

The following chapters relate the seven reminders/guidepoints of the Camino Trail, for which each pilgrim (“peregrino”) must be mindful during his or her journey.  Mr. Prince provides his own relatable experiences, and relays how he either could have done better or will improve in the future.

The remaining chapters, the “Post-Camino Impact”, take into consideration what the author learned about himself, others and how to improve for the better.

Highlights

This is a book about values and how to realize what priorities in life should be.  Some philosophies that resonated with me were:

    1. Be thoughtful of how your actions will impact the future for others.
    2. The skewed rationale in judging a person based on the company they work, the job they have versus the quality of person they are.
    3. Looking beyond nationalities, race and appreciating the shared goals and interests you have with others.
    4. How to address overwhelming situations by adapting a systematic approach to address them.
    5. Celebrate achievements and live in the moment.

Highlights: What I liked!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.  It is written in a conversational style so you feel as if the author is talking with you and not at you.

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About the Reviewer


Laura Basurto, PMP

North Texas, USA

 


Laura Basurto
has worked in Project, Program and Product Management for the past 17 years in IT, both in the United States and internationally, namely in the telecommunications, computer and healthcare industries.  She holds a BA in Business Administration from Austin College and an MBA in Telecommunications Management from the University of Dallas, Texas, USA.

Laura is PMP & LSSGB certified, and can be contacted at [email protected]


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