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. 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. You must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out when you’re a leader. One thing you must have in mind is where the company is headed and where it ought to be. It is only at this point that you will be able to guide their employees under them and how to handle things. 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 approach that is taking over is the open-door policy. 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. If you want people to respect you also have to respect them because respect is one thing that is two-way. Even though your employees are under you and under your command, it is what is good to respect them. 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. Even from people who were below as for instance employees, we always learn from those people around us. 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.