Since the first edition of Consulting on the Inside was published in 2000, I have done business with many staff professionals working as internal consultants. The book was originally written for organization development professionals, trainers, career-development specialists, and human performance improvement consultants. However, I found myself working often with staff professionals from other disciplines such as finance, strategy, information technology (IT), internal audit, and marketing, as well as human resources (HR) and change management. Although resources are available for external consultants in any discipline, few are available for internal consultants.

When ASTD proposed updating the book for a second edition, I wanted ...

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