Important Lessons Drawn from Chairman Hussain al Nowaise
The managing director and chairman at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi is Hussain al Nowais. 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. There are many important lessons people have drawn from him as he has been such an inspiration to many.
First and foremost, vision is very important for any leader for example a CEO. As a leader you must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out. You should know exactly where the company is headed and where they ought to be. Only then will they be able to guide the employees under them on how to go about things. The cause of action to be taken and decisions to be made is dictated by the vision. As of direction is achieved by the company and everyone in them.
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.
Respect is another great quality. 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. You and respect instead of commanding and therefore peaceful coexistence is created between you and your employees. You will be a good example to employees and they will emulates these when relating among themselves.
Even as you scale up the ladder, one thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people. Those people around us always teach us something for instance even those who are below us for example employees. As you scale up the career ladder, it is important that you continue learning from people and not to despise anyone. For this to Sears to just be knowledge but to transform you, make sure you apply and put into practice.
Finally, it is good to be honest and true to yourself and others. People will do the same to you as you do to them.