Important Lessons Drawn from Chairman Hussain al Nowaise
Hussain al Nowais is the managing director and chairman 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. 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. Too many, he has been a great source of inspiration and many important lessons 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. One thing you must have in mind is where the company is headed and where it ought to be. 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. As of direction is achieved by the company and everyone in them.
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. 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.
Respect is another great quality. If you want people to respect you also have to respect them because respect is one thing that is two-way. It is always good to respect your employees even though they are under you and under your command. 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.
Even as you scale up the ladder, one thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people. Even from people who were below as for instance employees, we always learn from those people around us. 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.
Finally, it is good to be honest and true to yourself and others. People will do the same to you as you do to them.