Important Lessons Drawn from Chairman Hussain al Nowaise
Hussain al Nowais is serving as the chairman and managing director 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. Because of the experience and skill from the various sectors in business has become someone to look up. Too many, he has been a great source of inspiration and many important lessons drawn from him.
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. One thing you must have in mind is where the company is headed and where it ought to be. Only then will they be able to guide the employees under them on how to go about things. It is vision that dictates the decisions that should be made and the course of action to be taken in every situation. This gives the company and everyone in them a sense of direction.
Another important quality is that one must be accessible and approachable by everyone in the company or business. 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. You will be a good example to employees and they will emulates these when relating among themselves.
Learning from people even as you scale up the ladder is one thing that is also been pointed out. Those people around us always teach us something for instance even those who are below us for example employees. 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.
The last important thing is even to yourself and others, you must be true and honest. People will do the same to you as you do to them.