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. He has been an inspiration to many and there are many important lessons that people have drawn from him.
For example a CEO, vision is very important for any leader. You must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out when you’re a leader. 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 cause of action to be taken and decisions to be made is dictated by the vision. This gives the company and everyone in them a sense of direction.
One must be accessible and approachable by everyone in the company or business and this is another important quality that has been learned. What has taken over as the approach not is the open-door system. 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. If you want people to respect you also have to respect them because respect is one thing that is two-way. Even though your employees are under you and under your command, it is what is good to respect them. 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.
Learning from people even as you scale up the ladder is one thing that is also been pointed out. 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.
But not least, it is important to be true and honest with yourself and others. Be true to others and they will also do the same for.