Crucial Things to Learn from Chairman Hussain al Nowais
The managing director and chairman at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi is Hussain al Nowais. 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. 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. The cause of action to be taken and decisions to be made is dictated by the vision. Through this the company and everyone in them gets a sense of direction.
One must be accessible and approachable by everyone in the company or business and this is another important quality that has been learned. 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.
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. 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.