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 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.
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. 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. 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 open-door system is the approach that has taken over. 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. Respect is one thing that is two-way in that when you respect someone you’re also respected in return. Respect your employees even though they are under you and are under your command because it is always good respect. 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.
But not least, it is important to be true and honest with yourself and others. People will do the same to you as you do to them.