Thomas Barta speaks, writes, and consults to customer leaders on achieving their organizational growth aspirations. A former McKinsey partner, his clients have included many of the world’s most prominent companies, including over two dozen of the Fortune 500. His research-based concept of customer leadership helps senior marketers and other leaders develop a top management view of the marketplace and the organization, enabling them to shape the C-suite agenda and drive profitable growth. He is the co-author of the recently published book The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader: How to Succeed by Building Customer and Company Value.
In this podcast, Thomas talks about the fact that less than half of marketers are happy with their influence and career success. He discusses what makes marketing leadership so different from other functional areas, introduces the value creation zone, and explains why a focus on leadership and digital technology is not enough to be a successful marketing leader.