Pragmatic IT Management Consulting to Achieve Break Through Performance in Today’s Political, Neurotic, Time-Starved, and Resource-Poor Organizations

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Too many IT leaders lament:

“IT is under-valued.”

“If the business would only involve IT earlier in the process, we could be more effective.”

“IT is left out of the game.”

It has been our experience that company leadership doesn’t treat IT any differently than they treat Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Finance, HR, or any of the other functional areas.  If the company intelligencia think you are a “player,” then you are in; if they don’t think you are a “player,” then you are out.  Player or water boy, whatever station IT holds in company life it holds because it has earned it.

Further, when a business loses relevance in the eyes of its customer, that customer goes elsewhere.  Similarly, when IT loses relevance in the eyes of its customers, they go elsewhere, too—they outsource. 

Too many IT organization’s are their company’s IT vendor of force.  The truth is that your IT organization competes for your customers’ business with every other IT provider out there. You need to run your IT organization like it is your own business.  You need to compete for your customers’ IT business. You need to create your own competitive advantage.

Windward Leadership Means Leading Break-Through Performance

Windward’s goal is to help you to become your company’s IT vendor of preference—not to merely meet your clients’ requirements, but to create client requirements to which any would-be competitors must respond. 

Such break through performance begins with break through thinking, and every significant break through is actually a "break-with."  Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. 

Whatever your organization’s size, or your position in the hierarchy, all significant progress—the necessary break-with—depends on your ability to lead your organization into the prevailing winds. 

This is what we call, “windward leadership,” and this is our wheelhouse. 

"Non impediti vulgatum cogitationis" means "unencumbered by conventional thinking." Windward Leadership offers IT leaders and teams pragmatic consulting services, unencumbered by conventional thinking.

Check out the distinctive products and services we offer to cultivate competitive advantage, and transform your IT organization into a vendor of preference:

Learn more about our suite of advantage creating consulting services.

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  • Or, get the whole story in Jim Ruprecht's book, Windward Leadership: Taking Your Organization into the Prevailing Winds and Political Seas--a field manual for leading durable change in today's political, neurotic, time-starved, and resource-poor, organizations.

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"Non impediti vulgatum cogitationis" means "unencumbered by conventional thinking." Windward Leadership offers IT leaders and teams pragmatic consulting services, unencumbered by conventional thinking. Check out:

Our suite of advantage creating consulting services.

Our keynote speaking service.

Windward Leadership, the book.

Holding a galley copy of his book, Jim Ruprecht proudly accepts Stephen Colbert's nomination for the "Stephen T. Colbert Award for The Literary Excellence." [Photo courtesy of Rebecca Ruprecht-Barrett]