Bosses: Our Unsung Heroes

Bosses Day is this Saturday, October 16.  That means it’s time to think about what our bosses have done for us this past year and to celebrate them by sending them flowers, taking them out to lunch, or doing something special for them.  Some people may wonder why we should celebrate bosses at all.  These people may not realize everything our bosses do for us.

We often don’t know all the heat our bosses take for us.  In large company meetings or department head meetings, blame is often assigned or menial, unpleasant tasks are handed out.  Our bosses are the ones who get yelled at if a higher up believes the department has done something wrong.  They’re also the ones who argue for us to get the best assignments and avoid the dreary ones.  They have to fight for our department’s budget and against any potential job cuts.  Our bosses do a lot of work at these meetings that we never hear about.

Another thing our bosses do that we don’t always give them credit for is bringing in new team members.  Our bosses interview potential new employees, and it’s their job to weed out those who are unqualified or who wouldn’t be a good fit with the rest of the department.  When great new people are hired, it’s the boss who deserves the credit for selecting them out of the many different applicants.

These are just a couple of reasons why our bosses are our unsung heroes.  Remember your boss this week by celebrating Bosses Day on Friday, October 15 (since the 16th is a Saturday).

Top 10 Great Boss Quotes

  1. A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. – Russell H. Ewing

  2. No man goes before his time / unless the boss leaves early. – Groucho Marx
  3. 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. – Charles Erwin Wilson
  4. People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. – Theodore Roosevelt
  5. If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure. – Bill Gates
  6. Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. – Doug Larson
  7. Asking `who ought to be the boss` is like asking `who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?` Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. – Henry Ford
  8. I always try to go the extra mile at work, but my boss always finds me and brings me back.  – Anonymous
  9. Leadership is action, not position.  – Donald H. McGannon
  10.  The boss is always right.  – Russian Proverb

 Great Bosses’ Day Gifts

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