fairness is subjective
What we may perceive to be fair is not always something that others perceive to be fair.
As a leader there ma be many occasions that we feel we did the right thing or the best thing. however there is no reason for others to feel the same about our decision. Actually in many decisions others may no share our same view at it. its a given that we should aim to listen to everyone and get to decisions together.
People always have a little bit of bias whether its through their experience, culture, background or just mood.
In the same way we ma feel we are a good leader and coming across committed and motivated, others may not see it that way. So i was wondering what the best way to make sure everyone is happy is? or is this even something a person in the position of leading should be worrying about. Ofcourse you cant satisfy everyone, but you still want them to be on board and motivated.
Maybe its down to the rapport you have and how you can sense as a leader the temperature of the room. Theres been so many times this year that i have wished a person could see that the mood of the room is not where they think it is. people are not ready or open to hearing what they are saying. Similarly I must have misjudged the room many times too.
Its just something interesting to think about, how do we develop the skill of measuring moods and the feel of the people in the group or room.