The managing director and chairman at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi is Hussain al Nowais. 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. Because of the experience and skill from the various sectors in business has become someone to look up. 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. 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. 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.
In the company or business, one important quality is that one must be accessible and approachable by everyone. 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.
Another great quality is respect. Respect is one thing that is two-way in that when you respect someone you’re also respected in return. Respect your employees even though they are under you and are under your command because it is always good respect. You and respect instead of commanding and therefore 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.
One thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people even as you scale up the ladder. 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. Make sure that you apply and put into practice whatever you learn so that it may transform you and seems to be knowledge.
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.