Focus on Thought Leadership

1st Focus on Thought Leadership Meeting

Driving continuous Strategic Rejuvenation
Through Customer Centricity

featuring  Jean-Claude Larreche, INSEAD

November 12, 2015

Hilton Charles de Gaulle | Paris, France


Starting in fall 2015, we are introducing an additional opportunity for ECLF members to come together in discourse in a new format that is designed to complement our traditional Annual Summit and our Focus on Practice (FOP) meeting.

The idea of the FTL meeting is to engage in a full-day in-depth conversation with a leading thinker whose work challenges our mental frameworks and is of significant practical relevance for the contexts our members are working in. 

In the tradition of ECLF we strive for a design that combines cutting edge conceptual thinking with practical applicability. We welcome suggestions for future FTL meetings, both topical and/or related to thinkers we should invite.


Meeting Theme

Our first FTL meeting features INSEAD management professor Jean-Claude Larreche, whose most recent work focuses on how companies can create sustaining value creation and growth by driving innovation and strategic rejuvenation through customer centricity. 

While the topic is a perennial issue for virtually every company, it is hard to build the capabilities to successfully tackle this challenge.  Developing leadership competences for sustaining “quality growth” requires an integrated approach that combines insights related to topics such as leadership, coaching, customer centricity, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, marketing, business acumen, and more - and it requires not only cognitive insights but also work on attitudes and behaviors.

FTL meetings straddle theory and practice. In this spirit, we will not only have the opportunity to dig deeper into Larreche’s thinking but also experience firsthand his recently developed “DIG” (Discovery, Innovation and Growth) simulation which is targeted to the development of ambidextrous leadership competencies for quality growth.


The hotel is conveniently located at the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport between the three main terminals and offers a complimentary shuttle service to Terminal 2.  It features an excellent skylight restaurant where we will meet the evening before for an optional informal social dinner.

If you plan to stay overnight, please make your own reservation directly with the hotel.



Hosted by member companies, ECLF annual summits are the highlight of the year, bringing together ECLF members from more than a dozen of countries to engage in an intellectually and socially inspiring dialogue which is the hallmark of ECLF's culture.

Each conference is dedicated to exploring a strategic challenge of the practice.