The managing director and chairman at Emirates holdings in Abu Dhabi is Hussain al Nowais. 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. 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. Being a leader full knowledge of the business from the inside out is something that you must have. One thing you must have in mind is where the company is headed and where it 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. 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.
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. 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.
Another great quality is respect. Respect is one thing that is two-way in that when you respect someone you’re also respected in return. 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.
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. For this to Sears to just be knowledge but to transform you, make sure you apply and put into practice.
The last important thing is even to yourself and others, you must be true and honest. Be true to others and they will also do the same for.