Crucial Things to Learn from Chairman Hussain al Nowais
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. 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. There are many important lessons people have drawn from him as he has been such an inspiration to many.
First and foremost, vision is very important for any leader 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. As of direction is achieved by the company and everyone in them.
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. Everyone can be able to reach out to the leadership without any difficulties and share their hearts in mind concerning certain things troubling them through this system.
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. The importance of this is that instead of commanding respect you and respect and peaceful coexistence is created between you and your employees. As they are relating among themselves you will be a good example to them that they will emulate.
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. Whatever you learn all is make sure you apply and put into practice so that it ceases to be knowledge but it may also transform you.
The last important thing is even to yourself and others, you must be true and honest. Be true to others and they will also do the same for.