This dilemma might be quite new to some leaders. Often, these challenges are time-bounded. Some require a quick fix, a defined ending, and a simple resolution to the situation. Examples shown at coachingconnector include resolving a technical issue, apologizing to a client for a misunderstanding, delegating tasks to other responsible people to beat a deadline, and others.
Unfortunately, there are challenges that seem to have a moment of uncertainty and will not have an ending. These problems are tensions to be managed. These include cases like having personality conflicts with unlikable colleagues, the perennial problem of diminishing budgets, hitting the quota, and seeking new businesses, periods of uncertainty like will the deal be closed with the new prospect or if a person will obtain his well-deserved promotion.