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. 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. Being a leader full knowledge of the business from the inside out is something that you must have. 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. 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.
Another important quality is that one must be accessible and approachable by everyone in the company or business. 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.
One other important quality is respect. When you respect someone they also respect you in return and therefore 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. This is very important because instead of commanding respect you and your respect and peaceful coexistence is fostered between you and your employees. As they are relating among themselves you will be a good example to them that they will emulate.
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. Scaling up the career ladder shall not make you despise anyone but if anything, it is important that you continue learning from them. Make sure that you apply and put into practice whatever you learn so that it may transform you and seems to be knowledge.
The last important thing is even to yourself and others, you must be true and honest. Be true to others and they will also do the same for.