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Consulting on the Inside: An Internal Consultant's Guide to Living and Working Inside Organizations by B. Kim Barnes, Beverly Scott

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IDENTIFYING AND CREATING YOUR ROLE

An internal consultant can play many roles in the organization. Some of the roles will be spelled out in your job description; some will be defined by specific projects and relationships; and some will be developed as you grow, learn, and find where you can make your best contribution. In this chapter, we will discuss some of the factors involved in creating your unique role as an internal consultant in your organization.

ROLE EXPECTATIONS

Internal and external consultants play different roles in the organization. There are expectations, relationships, and rewards that are specific to each.

Very senior, well-known external consultants may be seen as gurus. They are paid well, their advice is often ...

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