Crucial Things to Learn from Chairman Hussain al Nowais
The managing director and chairman at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi is Hussain al Nowais. He has a lot of experience in different sectors such as the banking sector, construction, real estate and investment among others and has been a global industrialist and non-business strategist. This experience in the various sectors in business has made him to be one very experienced and skilled individual and someone to look up to. Too many, he has been a great source of inspiration and many important lessons drawn from him.
First and foremost, vision is very important for any leader for example a CEO. Being a leader full knowledge of the business from the inside out is something that you must have. You should know exactly where the company is headed and where they ought to be. It is until then that they’ll be able to guide employees and those under them on how things should be handled. The decisions that should be made and the course of action to be taken is dictated by the vision. As of direction is achieved by the company and everyone in them.
In the company or business, one important quality is that one must be accessible and approachable by everyone. The approach that is taking over is the open-door policy. What this system means is that everyone can be able to approach the leadership without any difficulties and put across their hearts and mind concerning certain things that could be troubling them.
Another great quality is respect. When you respect someone they also respect you in return and therefore respect is one thing that is two-way. Respect your employees even though they are under you and are under your command because it is always good respect. You and respect instead of commanding and therefore peaceful coexistence is created between you and your employees. You will be a good example to employees and they will emulates these when relating among themselves.
Even as you scale up the ladder, one thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people. We learn from different people around us even those that are below us for instance employees. It is important that you continue learning from people and not to despise anyone even as you scale up the career ladder. Make sure that you apply and put into practice whatever you learn so that it may transform you and seems to be knowledge.
The last important thing is even to yourself and others, you must be true and honest. Be true to others and they will also do the same for.