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 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. 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. You must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out when you’re a leader. One thing you must have in mind is where the company is headed and where it ought to be. 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.
Another important quality is that one must be accessible and approachable by everyone in the company or business. What has taken over as the approach not is the open-door system. 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. Respect is one thing that is two-way in that when you respect someone you’re also respected in return. Even though your employees are under you and under your command, it is what is good to respect them. 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.
One thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people even as you scale up the ladder. Even from people who were below as for instance employees, we always learn from those people around us. As you scale up the career ladder, it is important that you continue learning from people and not to despise anyone. 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. People will likewise be true to you as you become true to them.