In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.
A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.
Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat.
A good boss asks what part she could have played in the problem. And then she asks herself what she can do better next time.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
People will work eight hours a day for pay, 10 hours a day for a good boss, and 24 hours a day for a good cause!
You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
I was a hot-dog stand lady, I was an orphan housemother, I was a waitress 3 or 4 times. All of those jobs did not have good bosses. They basically told you what to do, when to do and when to hop. And I just didn't like that very much.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds.
I had very good bosses, very good companies for which I worked. I worked in industries where the results really mattered; it wasn't the perception of results, it was just the facts.
Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.
We get through life and this is part of the education process also. In real life, we meet bad bosses and good bosses and good friends and bad friends. I think we should let the teachers do their work and not impose too much stuff on them.
To be a good boss, you must be transparent. Theres a correlation between worker happiness and workplace transparency. Leaders and managers who offer transparency will earn the respect and devotion of their team.
Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
A leader leads by example not by force.
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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