top of page
Jonno circle (1).png

Thank you to the 1,400 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 questions!
I hope reading

7 Questions with David Kowalski

helps you in your leadership.



Jonno White

7 Questions with David Kowalski

Name: David Kowalski

Current title: Market Chief Executive Officer

Current organisation: Kindred Hospitals

Healthcare executive who started at the patient bedside as a certified nursing assistant/ER Tech. Experience operating Acute Hospitals, Sub-Acute & Skilled Nursing, CCRC’s, ALU, Home Healthcare, Hospice, Adult Day Care, Foundations Fundraising. Served as Board Member for FDIC Insured Bank. Board member for several community non/profits.

7 Questions with David Kowalski


1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

Recruitment and retaining of qualified staff.

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

Spent time gaining experience functioning in several operating roles across business units.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

Time management by balancing high priority personal & work objectives with attention to details. Being agile and able to adapt.

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

To continue focusing on listening.

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Pyramid of Success by John Wooden. Taught me how to be a servant leader to help others achieve success.

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

Surround yourself around people who are smarter and passionate about doing the right thing. Then empower them to lead.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

Hearing from a client who thanked me for caring and taking the time to understand their situation.

bottom of page