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. Because of the experience and skill from the various sectors in business has become someone to look up. There are many important lessons people have drawn from him as he has been such an inspiration to many.
For example a CEO, vision is very important for any leader. Being a leader full knowledge of the business from the inside out is something that you must have. Where the company is headed and where it ought to be is something you should know. It is until then that they’ll be able to guide employees and those under them on how things should be handled. The decisions that should be made and the course of action to be taken is dictated by the vision. 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. When you respect someone they also respect you in return and therefore 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. The importance of this is that instead of commanding respect you and respect and peaceful coexistence is created between you and your employees. You also act as a good example that they will emulates when relating among themselves.
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. 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. People will likewise be true to you as you become true to them.