Important Qualities Learned from Chairman Hussain al Nowais
The managing director and chairman at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi is Hussain al Nowais. Being a global industrialist and a renowned business strategist, he has a lot of experience in different sectors such as the banking sector, construction, real estate and investments among others. Because of the experience and skill from the various sectors in business has become someone to look up. There are many important lessons people have drawn from him as he has been such an inspiration to many.
First and foremost, vision is very important for any leader for example a CEO. You must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out when you’re a leader. One thing you must have in mind is where the company is headed and where it 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 cause of action to be taken and decisions to be made 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. What has taken over as the approach not is the open-door system. This simply means that anyone can be able to approach leadership without any hindrances and share their hearts and mind concerning certain things that could be troubling them.
One other important quality is respect. If you want people to respect you also have to respect them because 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. This is very important because instead of commanding respect you and your respect and peaceful coexistence is fostered between you and your employees. As they are relating among themselves you will be a good example to them that they will emulate.
Even as you scale up the ladder, one thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people. Those people around us always teach us something for instance even those who are below us for example employees. Scaling up the career ladder shall not make you despise anyone but if anything, it is important that you continue learning from them. 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.