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. There are many important lessons people have drawn from him as he has been such an inspiration to many.
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 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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
One thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people even as you scale up the ladder. 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.
But not least, it is important to be true and honest with yourself and others. People will do the same to you as you do to them.