Making hard decisions isn’t easy. But as my wife says, “hard decisions, easy life or easy decisions, hard life.” This is true in your personal life and your business.
In business, employees, and peers are watching. If you fail to act - or delay acting - people will notice. This will negatively affect your effectiveness as a leader. This is about credibility. When you deal with issues, others on your team learn how their actions - or inactions - will affect their responsibilities and roles, and, ultimately, their employment.
Many leaders leave negative situations to chance positing the situation will work itself out. Most times this allows a negative situation to fester, which makes it harder to deal with in the future. The negative effects can include having good employees leave to escape a toxic situation. Making timely hard decisions is so important to avoid these types of negative results.
Timely dealing with hard decisions will make your life easier. You need to make hard decisions when they need to be made, not later. Try it and go for the easier life.