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I started the Enneagram journey with quite a sceptical lens, being mindful of yet another personality test trying to box and categorise people into one dimensional formats, taking away our stories and lived experience. I guess it is such a human concept for us to simplify the complexity of others into neat boxes. But I guess what stood out for me in the Enneagram, was the main highlight of giving language to and categorising our underlying motivations in life. A big part of the Enneagram are our passions and on the flip side our vices, and why we go into the same patterns throughout our lives. This framework expands into the multiple dimensions of our personalities, our habits, our social patterns and how we respond to stress and safety in different scenarios. …


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This is a space for reflection on the Gestalt OSD Community of Practice that I am currently journeying with. Full credit of the content and materials go to the Gestalt OSD Centre and the Besonder Team for facilitating.

Session 1 – 01/10/20

Ground rules

  • Confidentiality — a safe space to experiment
  • Make room for everyone to engage
  • Speak honestly and respectfully
  • Be present do not multi task
  • Stay with the discomfort of learning

Gestalt means coherent whole — but the whole is different from the sum of its parts

Gestald OSD — combination of theory concept and tool, mirrors natural human…


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8 Week — Restore Factory Settings, Relume

Our episodes of Drift

  • I am always intrigued by the number of people that begin a new habit or practice, start well and then for a variety of reasons these drift.
  • I am astounded by what happens next: most people then go into a place of disappointment with themselves, or judgement or experience a sense of embarrassment or shame about it.
  • What intrigues me is that so much time is devoted to this phase once the drift away from a commitment has been realised. It becomes a whole episode in our life saga. …

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Our episodes of Drift

  • I am always intrigued by the number of people that begin a new habit or practice, start well and then for a variety of reasons these drift.
  • I am astounded by what happens next: most people then go into a place of disappointment with themselves, or judgement or experience a sense of embarrassment or shame about it.
  • What intrigues me is that so much time is devoted to this phase once the drift away from a commitment has been realised. It becomes a whole episode in our life saga. we can really make it BIG!

Resilience and the Begin Again…


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I think for me the conversation of leadership has been such a difficult space to put out. A lot of times I do ask myself, who am I to talk about leadership? Or even working through skepticism in the disconnect between the types of theoretical leaders in literature, and the reality of the types of leaders we have in power today. But in the context of this piece being part of an online course from Courseera on Leadership in 21st Century Organisations. …


I guess the seed of this post came from my wife, after holding space for me to confront my sadness of being trapped in this reality of self isolation. And how it felt going about my days really numb and disconnected to the reality of the world today. It is through this repeated cycle that I knew, I needed another way of processing this raw sense of loss. So this post will mostly be for myself, a long ramble to hold space and find clarity for what I am experiencing in this time. …


Working from home is not as good as it seems.

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Image Courtesy of Author — LEVEL3

It has always been weighing on my mind since the stay at home period started in Singapore, to put together what I have experienced in this disruptive period.

With the increasing declarations of how remote work is becoming the new normal for all office workers, I wanted to delve into my experience of life before and after remote work.

Along with this post, I would like to first acknowledge my privilege as being part of the niche working class that is able to continue my work from the safety of my home. …


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∞ QPSK Wedding Reception Photos — http://bit.ly/QPSK_290220

∞ Our friend did a video collage of our wedding:

#suzieqppie ♡ 29 Feb 2020 — https://youtu.be/E2dC7DbeDEs

∞ 2020 Pre-wedding — Photo Shoot — https://youtu.be/6KG5BTpxpxM

∞ 2020 Wedding — Childhood Video — https://youtu.be/XC6zPpS0Ck8

∞ 2020 Wedding — Friend’s Tribute Video — https://youtu.be/RLwqE2mCiPY

Summary of our 29 Feb 2020

Morning — ROM Signing


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A year and three months ago I started my journey on the Facilitating Powerful Conversations course by The Thought Collective. Level 1 gave me the tools to explore the many intrapersonal and interpersonal narratives that have formed my identity. After spending time unpacking these ideas and the copious amounts of conversation with self, I came back for Facilitating Powerful Conversations Level 2. From the website FPC 2 seek to “explore the skill-sets required for participants hoping to have more powerful conversations at the group and system level. How do we perceive group dynamics of power, diversity and inclusion? How can we work through the complexity of group composition and group energy? …


The Fearless Organization by Amy Edmondson — Book Review

The notion of psychological safety first gained traction from Google’s Project Aristotle initiative. Revealing that their highest performing teams are attributed to the teams with the highest psychological safety.

Psychological safety defined by Edmondson is “a climate in which people are comfortable expressing and being themselves. More specifically, when people have psychological safety at work, they feel comfortable sharing concerns and mistakes without fear of embarrassment or retribution”.

To me this idea resonates strongly, as the need for solving complex problems through knowledge work and innovation increases, we need workplaces that can provide us with the psychological safety to show up and tap onto our potentials. How can we actualise people in the organisation; allowing them to thrive with their unique talents, but also support them emotionally and spiritually in their times of need? To me the power of this concept is in removing people’s interpersonal fear, giving them an avenue to contribute their unique abilities and perspectives; building resiliency in the system. …

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Qing Ping

Programme Manager @ Padang & Co | Architectural Designer | Startups, Participatory Design and Social Enterprise sectors https://www.linkedin.com/in/llqingping/

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