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. 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. He has been an inspiration to many and there are many important lessons that people have drawn from him.
For example a CEO, vision is very important for any leader. As a leader you must be able to have full knowledge of the business from the inside out. You should know exactly where the company is headed and where they ought to be. Only then will they be able to guide the employees under them on how to go about 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.
Another important quality is that one must be accessible and approachable by everyone in the company or business. 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.
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. Respect your employees even though they are under you and are under your command because it is always good respect. The importance of this is that instead of commanding respect you and respect and 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.
Learning from people even as you scale up the ladder is one thing that is also been pointed out. Even from people who were below as for instance employees, we always learn from those people around us. 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. People will likewise be true to you as you become true to them.