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What does it mean to ‘Walk the Horse?’

As a marketer, you’ve got to drive change in your company. You cannot drive change by email. In this lesson, Thomas Barta, a C-suite marketing consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs, explains how marketing leaders use their time effectively to drive change.

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The heart or the head

Napoleon said, “A leader is a dealer in hope,” and as a marketer you’ve got to give hope. In this lesson, Thomas Barta, a C-suite marketing consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs, explains why it’s very important that every marketer has a story that they tell internally and that’s consistent.

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Working with the best people

How do you go about making sure you are working with only the best people? In this lesson, Thomas Barta, a C-suite marketing consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs, explains why working with the best is so crucial and how to go about finding them.

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Are Marketers a cost or revenue?

Finance departments often see ‘Sales’ as revenue, but ‘Marketing’ as a cost on the business. In this lesson, Thomas Barta, a C-suite marketing consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs, explains why it is so important for marketers to ensure they are recognized as a revenue driver.

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Working in the V zone

What’s the most important issue for you as a marketer? You’ve got your customer’s needs on one hand, the company’s needs on the other, and the ‘V’ zone is the bit in the middle – that’s were you are. Thomas Barta, explains how a marketer can identify where that ‘V’ zone is.

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Marketing vision

How important is it for marketing leaders to aim high, to have a dream, to have something in which they believe? In this lesson, Thomas Barta explains that because marketing is such a tough job, if you have a dream, it gives you something on to which you can hold.

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Being Eros in a Logos world

C-Suite are mainly motivated from a Logos point of view. In this lesson, Thomas Barta, a C-suite marketing consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs, sets out the challenges for marketing leaders who are more naturally Eros, in a Logos world

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Relationship building

You work in a position where your boss can say no, your colleagues can say no, those who don’t work in marketing can say no, and even your own teams can say no. In this lesson, Thomas Barta, explains why you, as a marketing leader, need to build relationships by being an inspiration to the people around around you.

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Building a performance culture

Research had shown that neither bosses of marketers nor teams of marketers say marketers are great performance managers. Most of them say, “You know, we get away with stuff” In this lesson, Thomas Barta, a C-suite marketing consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs, explains why both failure and success needs to be recognised.

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Asking for forgiveness

As a marketing leader, you’ve got to have a group of people on your team who you trust enough to do their own thing without asking you for permission. In this lesson, Thomas Barta, a C-suite marketing consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs, explains why it’s better to screw up and say I’m sorry.