Growing up, we all heard that we had to be fair to others. This meant not getting an extra cookie in the lunch line. Or maybe being fair meant that everyone got the same sized treat. Still, fair could also have meant we all had to take turns singing a silly song in class.
We were taught by making everyone have the same treats or the same amount of time on the ball field or taking turns was the fair thing to do.
Knowing what I know now, I have to say I disagree. Much like I disagreed back then.
This fair mindset often seeps into our leadership. After all, it’s been ingrained into our minds that this is true fairness.
Only once everyone has what everyone else has can the world be fair. The playing field is leveled at this point.