Friday, September 4, 2009

Boss's Day Quotes and Quirks

  • Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee’s compliance than on threats or sanctions.
  • Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
  • If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.
  • The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.
  • Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.
  • Ability is what will get you to the top if the boss has no daughter.
  • Most people like hard work. Particularly when they are paying for it.
  • By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
  • Monday is a lame way to spend 1/7 of your life.
  • Show me a man who is a good loser and I’ll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss.
  • There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
  • One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you.
  • My Boss said to me, “What you see as a glass ceiling, I see as a protective barrier.”
  • 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.
  • Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
  • The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.
  • Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
  • The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.
  • We passed over a lot of good people to get the ones we hired.
  • My Boss frequently gets lost in thought. That’s because it’s unfamiliar territory.
  • I didn’t say it was your fault. I said I was going to blame it on you.
  • Workplace surveys confirm that one of the most important elements of job satisfaction is a positive relationship between a supervisor and employee.

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