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. 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 example a CEO, vision is very important for any leader. You must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out when you’re a leader. 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 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.
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. Everyone can be able to reach out to the leadership without any difficulties and share their hearts in mind concerning certain things troubling them through this system.
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. Even though your employees are under you and under your command, it is what is good to respect them. 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.
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.
Finally, it is good to be honest and true to yourself and others. People will likewise be true to you as you become true to them.