More on decision-making from H. Paulett Eberhart, the chief executive of CDI Corp. She speaks about making decisions with confidence. Yes, I point out, but when she makes a decision, it's not like choosing between a Mercedes and a Lexus. Her decisions mean people can lose their jobs or the company can lose its way.
"Yeah, well, there are all kinds of decisions that you make in your life," said Eberhart, who heads CDI, an engineering and staffing company with $1.1 billion in annual revenues and more than 9,000 employees globally, 175 in the Philadelphia area. The company is based in Philadelphia.
"That's part of why I try to get information, why I try to have a strong team around me, so we have conversations and discuss it, so I'm not making it in a vacuum. And I'd like to think that at the time, we made the the right decision, given the set of circumstances and the facts that we had.
"Other than that, I think that's all that a human being can do," she said. "Just know that you are grounded, that you are trying to do the right things for, if you want to talk about it at the business level, for the company, and you move forward.