Important Qualities Learned 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. He has become one very experienced and skilled individual and someone to look up to from the experience gathered in the various sectors in business. 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. Being a leader full knowledge of the business from the inside out is something that you must have. 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. This gives the company and everyone in them 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 open-door system is the approach that has taken over. 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. 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. 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. For this to Sears to just be knowledge but to transform you, make sure you apply and put into practice.
Finally, it is good to be honest and true to yourself and others. People will likewise be true to you as you become true to them.