What We Can Learn From Bill Cosby About Organizational Problem Solving

Uncategorized Dec 31, 2015

I don’t know if you are like me, but I was extremely saddened to see this picture and hear the news that Actor, Comedian, Business Man and Philanthropist, Bill Cosby had been charged with aggravated indecent assault and faces 10 years in prison.  No matter what people are saying about him, he has been an icon for decades.  It just hurts me to see someone of his influence go down like this.  I just really pray  the justice system really does serve justice, but I digress.

Now, this article is not going to debate did he or didn’t he.  It’s really about getting down to the root of business.

If you really want to know what’s going on here, there, or anywhere, follow the money.

You’ve probably heard me say this before and I will say it over and over again,  numbers tell a story and they never lie.  People lie, but numbers don’t, so follow the money and get to the root.

It is my theory that the root of this case, the root of the extremely delayed allegations, the root behind the purpose this has only recently made its way to public awareness, and the root behind why Mr. Cosby is having his day in court is because the trends and trails of his money ends in concerning places.

The same holds true for plateauing organizations.

When clients come to me to solve a problem in their business, such as plummeting profits, decreasing margins, less than steady productivity, or rising expenses, I begin my sleuthing and problem solving by analyzing the numbers.  It may sound a bit forensic  and it is.  Trends, trails and transactions help me pinpoint the reality behind the story.  Analyzing the numbers tell me where businesses have been and where they are headed.  They help me determine where training may be necessary and where “Houston, we may have a problem”!  They help me understand where the CEO’s head and heart are.  Once I know where the problems lie, I can then build a strategy to resolve the issue.

I would only wish it was this simple to help Mr. Cosby out of his dilemma….but maybe it is.  Nonetheless, the next time you have a problem in your business, go back to the numbers and analyze the reality behind them.  I can guarantee if you do, you won’t have to worry about a day in court.



About Lisa Anderson and Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC

Lisa is a Strategic Business Advisor who knows through first hand experience what it takes to grow and run a successful business.  She knows what it really means to remain in the game because she’s done it for 18 consistent and consecutive years.  She knows what is required to take a business from start up to multi million dollars in annual revenues.  She has successfully developed, coached, and implemented growth strategies that have helped hundreds of businesses succeed.  She knows what it’s like to own and operate multiple businesses simultaneously.  As a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Leadership Coach, and an Adjunct Professor of small business concepts, she not only has experience, but the credentials to go along with it.   Unlike other Strategic Advisors, SHE IS someone one who walks the talk!  

Lisa Anderson Founder and CEO of Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC which helps CEOs achieve their full potential  and build profitable, bankable, scalable, sustainable, and ultimately sellable businesses.  The home of the P.U.L.S.E. Profit Method For Today’s CEO, Lisa and her team of Strategic Business Advisors help organizations plan their vision, understand key impact indicators, leverage resources, scan opportunities and threats and execute their plan.  For close to 30 years, Lisa has helped hundreds of business grow while maintaining a healthy and profitable bottom line.


Do you want to work with a leader who has a track record of running highly successful businesses and has already helped hundreds of other small businesses launch and grow?  Or do you want to stay where you are forever?  The choice is yours.

If you are an entrepreneur who is ready to take your business to the next level or if you are ready to get out of the weeds and take control of your business, schedule a 30 Complimentary Consultation with me today.

I also invite you to explore my website and learn more about how I can help you with your business, www.AnavoTransformation.com.

See you at the finish line!

Carpe Diem!  Seize the day!

Lisa D. Anderson
Strategic Business Advisor & Virtual CFO
Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC


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