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. 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. 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. He has been an inspiration to many and there are many important lessons that people have drawn from him.
First and foremost, vision is very important for any leader for example a CEO. Being a leader full knowledge of the business from the inside out is something that you must have. Where the company is headed and where it ought to be is something you should know. It is until then that they’ll be able to guide employees and those under them on how things should be handled. The cause of action to be taken and decisions to be made is dictated by the vision. As of direction is achieved by the company and everyone in them.
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. 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. 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. 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. For this to Sears to just be knowledge but to transform you, make sure you apply and put into practice.
But not least, it is important to be true and honest with yourself and others. Be true to others and they will also do the same for.