Important Qualities Learned from Chairman Hussain al Nowais
Hussain al Nowais is the managing director and chairman at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi. 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. 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. There are many important lessons people have drawn from him as he has been such an inspiration to many.
For any leader, vision is very important for example a CEO. You must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out when you’re a leader. Where the company is headed and where it ought to be is something you should know. It is only at this point that you will be able to guide their employees under them and how to handle things. 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.
One must be accessible and approachable by everyone in the company or business and this is another important quality that has been learned. The open-door system is the approach that has taken over. 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.
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. The importance of this is that instead of commanding respect you and respect and 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.
One thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people even as you scale up the ladder. 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.
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.