David Brooks

I moved from Toronto to the Niagara Region in Ontario in 2015 with my wife and 3 dogs. After commuting back and forth to Toronto for a few years I semi-retired. During the pandemic I saw how unprepared most people and organizations were to deal with lockdowns and mandates that affected us all. After reading that continued lockdowns would mean that 30% of businesses in Toronto would not be able to reopen I began learning about Business Continuity Management and have been certified as an ISO Auditor for the 22301 standard.

If you could gain one quality or ability that would significantly increase your business success what would it be? by David Brooks

David Brooks

The ability to read other people’s minds would be great! Failing that, the confidence to press on when I feel that I’m getting nowhere and mentally start to back away. Being able to set that feeling aside, to keep listening and asking the relevant questions that will get me to …

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Pitch your business to a complete stranger who knows nothing about your industry by David Brooks

David Brooks

As a business continuity professional, I work with businesses of all sizes to help them identify threats to the ongoing operation of the business. This can also identify opportunities for the business to grow and prosper including how to turn the threats into opportunities. Every business should have a continuity …

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What skill have you developed since leaving formal education that has been most useful in your career? by David Brooks

David Brooks

Effective communication. A vital skill in any setting, but especially in business. One of the key aspects of communication is listening. We have two ears and one mouth, and we should use them accordingly. Listening means not only hearing what the other person says, but also understanding their perspective and …

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