If you have any management or leadership responsibility then you will inevitably have tough situations to deal with, and tough decisions to make.
The last thing you should do is to avoid them ... because they just don't go away, in fact they typically just get worse.
You will inevitably have lots of other tasks, responsibilities and commitments where you could spend your time ... but that ugly situation is just going to fester.
You can procrastinate and try to avoid ... but it will still be there, and not only is it likely to be causing you problems but other people too.
When you avoid those tough situations you undermine your own credibility, create problems for those around you ... and still you are going to have to deal with it at some point.
I prefer to adopt the "rip a band aid off" approach. Just get it over with!!!!
It is amazing, but nine times out of ten as soon as it is handled, no matter how painful that might be, there is a sense of relief that it is off your plate!
"Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started." David Allen