Assistant Professor Marcus Pereira Pessoa prefers to learn something new every year. The idea of continuous improvement is in line with the lean philosophy, which he has studied carefully. Colleague Theo Toonen, Dean of the BMS Faculty, wasn’t always a fan of this philosophy. He used to associate it with extreme inefficiency. That is until he learned that it is mainly about ‘learning by doing’. That’s something he can get behind; he’s always looking for a new challenge too. Together they discuss the pros and cons of avoiding details in achieving a vision. ‘Some may consider it lazy to avoid details. But that is how I work.’
The story of Marcus’ gamification approach is a story of Theo’s definition of leadership
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