Important Lessons Drawn from Chairman Hussain al Nowaise
Hussain al Nowais is the managing director and chairman 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. 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.
In the company or business, one important quality is that one must be accessible and approachable by everyone. 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.
Another great 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. The importance of this is that instead of commanding respect you and respect and peaceful coexistence is created between you and your employees. You also act as a good example that they will emulates when relating among themselves.
One thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people even as you scale up the ladder. We learn from different people around us even those that are below us for instance 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.