This past Monday Kit Cummings spoke to our club about conflict resolution. Kit spends a lot of time in prisons. Not in prison garb but working with prison gangs on conflict resolution. Kit started his career in the Ministry. After 20 years he found a new calling to do prison ministry. He found this new calling and dream where he could make a difference. This new dream became a passion. He has put together a program to bring rival prison gangs together. Now his plan is to take this program of conflict resolution principles to a broader scope of groups such as high schools, corporations and other organizations.
In photo from left to right: Charan Shikh - Sandy Springs Rotary Club President Elect, Kit Cummings, John Neill - Sandy Springs Rotary 2020-2021 Club President
This starts with finding a big personal dream and then findings ways to protect this dream. You must recognize what the dream killers are and follow the seven principles that help protect your dream.
1) Seek to understand your opponent.
2) Find common ground with your adversary.
3) Walk a mile with your enemy in their shoes before you judge.
4) Practice active listening.
5) Practice compassionate communication.
6) When you are wrong, promptly admit it.
7)Treat your adversary with dignity and respect.
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