Important Qualities Learned from Chairman Hussain al Nowais
Hussain al Nowais is serving as the chairman and managing director at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi. He is a renowned business strategist and global industrialist who 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. Being a leader full knowledge of the business from the inside out is something that you must have. 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. It is vision that dictates the decisions that should be made and the course of action to be taken in every situation. Through this the company and everyone in them gets a sense of direction.
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. 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. Respect is one thing that is two-way in that when you respect someone you’re also respected in return. 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. As they are relating among themselves you will be a good example to them that they will emulate.
One thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people even as you scale up the ladder. We learn from different people around us even those that are below us for instance employees. As you scale up the career ladder, it is important that you continue learning from people and not to despise anyone. 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. People will likewise be true to you as you become true to them.