Assorted thoughts of an internal consultant

GEOFFREY M BELLMAN (Coordinator, Training and Development Standard Oil Company (Indiana))

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Publication date: 1 January 1973


As the title indicates, what follows is a random collection of thoughts about internal consulting. Don't look for a logical ordering of ideas because there is none. For the sake of some structure, you will find comments on six general areas: • Authority comes from competence, not position • Management wants you to decide what you should do • Management confidence in you starts with small successes • Management must demonstrate change • Management deserves an out • What management does is more important than what they say. The emphasis is on practical ideas—ideas that have worked for me. I've tried to give the thoughts a broad internal consultant orientation, but you will probably be able to detect that my consulting has been in employee relations.


BELLMAN, G. (1973), "Assorted thoughts of an internal consultant", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 26-27.

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Copyright © 1973, MCB UP Limited

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