Hussain al Nowais is serving as the chairman and managing director 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. 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. Being a leader full knowledge of the business from the inside out is something that you must have. You should know exactly where the company is headed and where they ought to be. 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. Through this the company and everyone in them gets a sense of direction.
In the company or business, one important quality is that one must be accessible and approachable by everyone. What has taken over as the approach not is the open-door system. 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. 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. You and respect instead of commanding and therefore peaceful coexistence is created between you and your employees. As they are relating among themselves you will be a good example to them that they will emulate.
Even as you scale up the ladder, one thing that has also been pointed out is learning from people. Even from people who were below as for instance employees, we always learn from those people around us. 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.