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 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. There are many important lessons people have drawn from him as he has been such an inspiration to many.
For any leader, vision is very important for example a CEO. You must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out when you’re a leader. You should know exactly where the company is headed and where they 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. 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. What this system means is that everyone can be able to approach the leadership without any difficulties and put across 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. Respect your employees even though they are under you and are under your command because it is always good respect. 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.
Even as you scale up the ladder, one thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people. Those people around us always teach us something for instance even those who are below us for example 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. People will likewise be true to you as you become true to them.