Hussain al Nowais is the managing director and chairman at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi. 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. He has been an inspiration to many and there are many important lessons that people have drawn from him.
For any leader, vision is very important for example a CEO. 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. As of direction is achieved by the company and everyone in them.
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. 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.
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.
Learning from people even as you scale up the ladder is one thing that is also been pointed out. Even from people who were below as for instance employees, we always learn from those people around us. 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.
The last important thing is even to yourself and others, you must be true and honest. People will do the same to you as you do to them.