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Peter Webb

Coaching for wisdom – enabling wise decisions

Theme: Approach/school/theory
Area: Coaching
Type: Research and how to apply it in practice

Session on Tuesday, Jul 10th, 15:25
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The late American Historian, Barbara Tuchman famously described history as a ‘march of folly’ led by ‘wooden-headedness’. In the light of recent world events it must be concluded that nothing much has changed. Yet, now, with the fate of the planet potentially hanging in the balance, we need wise leaders. And coaching, if done well, can foster the development of wisdom in leaders who can be better enabled to deal with the paradoxes of our times and take their organisations into the future. New research in the areas of decision making and applied wisdom psychology provides useful frameworks and techniques for coaches wishing to grow their practice and help build wiser leaders.


Peter Webb is Director, Research and Curriculum and Head of Coaching for The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has more than 30 years of experience facilitating conscious and long-lasting change in business leaders, teams and organisations across the Asia-Pacific region. A qualified organisational psychologist, Peter began his professional career in the shipping, mining and energy sectors in Australia and Papua New Guinea, before moving into management roles in the pharmaceutical industry. Since 2001, he has worked as an executive coach and consultant in the area of leadership capability, organisational culture and management innovation for high-profile private and public organisations including Deloitte Australia, HSBC, NSW Health, Landor, Accenture, NAB, IAG, AusTrade, CSIRO, PwC, Clayton Utz and Mortgage House. He is also the author of ‘Coaching for Wisdom: Enabling Wise Decisions’ in The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching (2008).

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