From my days in scouting, I have kept the motto 'Be prepared'. What drives me is the desire to aspire to the best and enabling my team to do the same. This goal can be met by giving them confidence and the duty to contribute with ideas and solutions. As (self)improvement is a continuous process, you always know the road ahead.
Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
In addition to being faculty director, I am also Data Protection Officer for the University of Antwerp outside the faculty and head of the Process Management and Privacy Office (DP²).