Important Lessons Drawn from Chairman Hussain al Nowaise

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. Because of the experience and skill from the various sectors in business has become someone to look up. Too many, he has been a great source of inspiration and many important lessons drawn from him.

For any leader, vision is very important for example a CEO. As a leader you must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out. Where the company is headed and where it ought to be is something you should know. 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. This gives the company and everyone in them a sense of direction.

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.

One other important quality is respect. 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. You also act as a good example that they will emulates when relating among themselves.

Even as you scale up the ladder, one thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people. We learn from different people around us even those that are below us for instance employees. 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. People will do the same to you as you do to them.