Important Qualities Learned from Chairman Hussain al Nowais
The managing director and chairman at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi is Hussain al Nowais. 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. This experience in the various sectors in business has made him to be one very experienced and skilled individual and someone to look up to. He has been an inspiration to many and there are many important lessons that people have drawn from him.
For any leader, vision is very important for example a CEO. As a leader you must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out. Where the company is headed and where it ought to be is something you should know. Only then will they be able to guide the employees under them on how to go about things. 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. Respect is one thing that is two-way in that when you respect someone you’re also respected in return. It is always good to respect your employees even though they are under you and under your command. This is very important because instead of commanding respect you and your respect and peaceful coexistence is fostered between you and your employees. You will be a good example to employees and they will emulates these when relating among themselves.
Even as you scale up the ladder, one thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people. We learn from different people around us even those that are below us for instance 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.
Finally, it is good to be honest and true to yourself and others. Be true to others and they will also do the same for.