Crucial Things to Learn from Chairman Hussain al Nowais
Hussain al Nowais is the managing director and chairman 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. 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.
For example a CEO, vision is very important for any leader. Being a leader full knowledge of the business from the inside out is something that you must have. 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.
One must be accessible and approachable by everyone in the company or business and this is another important quality that has been learned. What has taken over as the approach not is the open-door system. 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.
Another great quality is respect. If you want people to respect you also have to respect them because 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. You and respect instead of commanding and therefore peaceful coexistence is created between you and your employees. You also act as a good example that they will emulates 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.
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.