In honor of boss’s day today, we picked out some of our favorite quotes by historical leaders or globally known bosses. These individually led many through hardships and great discoveries. Without their hard work and determination, they would not be known for their leadership today.
Do you know the history behind boss’s day? Until preparing this blog we didn’t either. Boss’s day was registered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski in honor of her father. The reason behind creating this holiday is that, Haroski, wanted to improve relationships between employees and their supervisors. She also wanted to raise awareness for the hard work a boss goes through on a daily basis.
We hope these quotes inspire you just as they may have for your boss.
“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.”–M. D. Arnold
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” —Ronald Reagan
“Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50 percent of your time in leading yourself–your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20 percent leading those with authority over you and 15 percent leading your peers.” –Dee Hock
“Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” –Brian Tracy
“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” –Jack Welch
“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.”–Vince Lombardi
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” –John Buchan
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” –Bill Gates