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. There are many important lessons people have drawn from him as he has been such an inspiration to many.
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. Through this the company and everyone in them gets a sense of direction.
Another important quality is that one must be accessible and approachable by everyone in the company or business. The open-door system is the approach that has taken over. 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. 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.
Learning from people even as you scale up the ladder is one thing that is also been pointed out. We learn from different people around us even those that are below us for instance employees. It is important that you continue learning from people and not to despise anyone even as you scale up the career ladder. 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 likewise be true to you as you become true to them.