Important Lessons Drawn from Chairman Hussain al Nowaise
Hussain al Nowais is the managing director and chairman at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi. 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. He has become one very experienced and skilled individual and someone to look up to from the experience gathered in the various sectors in business. 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. As a leader you must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out. You should know exactly where the company is headed and where they ought to be. It is only at this point that you will be able to guide their employees under them and how to handle things. 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.
Another important quality is that one must be accessible and approachable by everyone in the company or business. 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. Respect is one thing that is two-way in that when you respect someone you’re also respected in return. Even though your employees are under you and under your command, it is what is good to respect them. The importance of this is that instead of commanding respect you and respect and peaceful coexistence is created 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. Whatever you learn all is make sure you apply and put into practice so that it ceases to be knowledge but it may also transform you.
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.