His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is not an ordinary man as we all know it. His daily routine does not seem to be as we look at it through our phones and televisions. Behind the face of freedom, joy, and leadership is a calamity enduring personality which has proven worthy of itself to withstand the society from the past burdens, outbreaks, and ignorance. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum carries these distinct qualities within him that separate him from other leaders around the globe. It’s what drives the Arab communities and him to further capture the beauty of ever going excellence in the country and not just for Dubai as a city. Let’s take a look at what these qualities consist of.
#1. Great Leadership Skills
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s power to control and take control is always on command. He does not take this skill for granted and has always put this power to great use. Certain campaigns and decisions in Dubai undertaker by The Ruler of Dubai has always been for Dubai’s future and the better of it. His media appearances and good acts are nothing compared to large initiatives that have been put out there.
#2. Example to Millions
Though there are considerably less Dubai local Arabs in population compared to the whole of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has always lead the way to create a good example for his people. Good decisions lead to a good path for others and embed them with a trustworthy image of a leader that they create of themselves with. This doubles the strength of a community regardless of its size and mentally prepares them for their own talent dominance in the part of their life.
#3. Thoughtful For The Future
Just like his father, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Leader has gone a level far beyond of a thoughtful, carefully planned out future. Setting goals and strategies that are invested in brings great rewards. That was exactly the case on January 4, 2004, when Burj Khalifa had finally started it’s built that was set out to launch on January 6, 2010. Along this part of the legacy came so many outbreaks on social media when Dubai started buying supercars for their police force and showing off their Air Show skills to the world on the Worlds Most Busiest Airports located in Dubai. This was not for the fun of it but to impress the coming of the Expo 2020 that was being held shortly right after in May 2010. It was all planned and strategically arranged to become one of the most advanced developed countries in a matter of just 20 years. Fascinating, isn’t it?
#4. No Breaks, No Slumps
Being a president is not a 9 to 6 job. It’s a responsibility, like being a parent, which in His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s position, the whole of Dubai makes it his responsibility to protect and provide the best facilities that technologically overtake other countries in the race. Till date, even for labors, he has carefully planned out places and infrastructure that is extremely in the budget for these people who shape Dubai on a day to day basis. Economical problems such as recessions is a hard one to handle, though for each problem there needs to be a sacrifice, which has always been given. His routine has encouraged many to move and travel to keep finding new opportunities and ways to tackle future downturns. It’s what maintains Dubai as a whole and prevents any calamity from causing a sudden downfall which might eventually affect population on a drastic level, thus leading to serious debt. Everything has to be overlooked, given equal importance to keep a decent color of mixture in every sector. This results in a lot of work, talking, communication with presidents abroad, taking up challenges on a daily basis and so many things off the camera, which is why a break is no excuse for anything to go wrong.
#5. Communication for the Win
A great leader always adapts to good communication skills to lead the pack. Every initiative and idea that has begun, all started with effective communication to deliver the idea and visualize for others what the leader seeks. Communication involves both verbal and physical matter of a person. Which in this case, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has always used himself to promote the local services such as the RTA bus, Dubai Metro and the Tram itself. He has always put his right foot first to show people what’s right and why. Eco-friendly metro and trams, included with RTA buses to reduce carbon footprint have driven the society in Dubai further to use these services, not just for the sake of how the service has been branded, but for the future and to maintain a sustainable one for the younger generations yet to come. By verbal communication, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has made amazing speeches and also has a book on himself that focuses on inspiring the younger generation on his outtake of life and how to take control of every aspect that is to be dominated by talent and education. Without communication, or any sort of bridge that brings together the leader to his people, cannot simply create a bigger vision by itself, but rather requires a leader to guide them to the right path.
#6. A Confident Decision Maker
Being able to trust on a team behind his back is the biggest load to carry, anything could go wrong, anything could be misunderstood, but with powerful communication, trust develops and grips words like veins. The leader has all the sense in the world to choose what’s wrong and choose what’s right, to hold of what’s good and to dismiss what’s wrong. Without a perfect team, nothing would take off like butter. Being confident of tasks and ideas that will work to benefit from a goal is 50 percent of the formula to making it work, the rest is unto the destiny that beholds of the plans which is not much to worry about as long as it is a realistic one and not over-thought.
#7. Excel with Education
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has always pointed toward education as the main factor of competence and worthy of a leadership position. Though leadership should not always be a goal for everyone but what one should have is a solid foundation in whatever field he or she desire to exceed in. Initiatives of educational sites, online learning and assisting local schools with technologically advanced learning systems have always driven Dubai to curiosity and grown them to challenge what they are capable of. As said by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ‘A great leader does drive power by his position, rather it’s the educational mindset and values that derives passion for excellence and growth.’
#8. Being Realistic
As indicated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, if ideas, decisions, and strategies do not seem realistic, then it’s not worth to invest in. On the other hand, he also indicates that being fearful limits our thinking capabilities. We should learn from this that it is no harm to think broad and wide on a large scale but to align ideas in perspective and judge it by how realistic and probable they are to successfully achieve a goal.
#9. Time Management
When it comes to time management, there a strict rule that needs to be followed by a leader. Maintaining to keep up with both family and country responsibilities. Sheikh Mohammed also quoted that family needs to be a part that needs to be overlooked as well. Delving into family shapes and rebrands ideas. Anything and everything, even time itself is an investment. Time management should be a critical and precise part of leadership, which in this case, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum truly executes his routine in the most practically accurate way possible.
#10. Involved and Integrated
As a leader, the most essential part of everything from communication to executing goals precisely is to be involved in the activities and performances of the local society. He has always attended seminars, performances and showcase events all by himself to show people that he is everywhere and in power, be it whether it is a small local charity event or a large Ramadan sitdown, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is always there to contribute a small speech to let everyone know that he’s there if he or she needs anything. At the same time, to also showcase his gentleness as a leader and be wowed by others to be as motivated as him and strive for excellence!
These are the 10 Great Qualities that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has, and from which we should learn that these skills are important as individuals to help us exceed in our own passion and dreams. It’s the basic fundamentals and yet we surpass them without any notice. So let’s make it an aim to acquire them one by one so that every day we become someone better than yesterday!