The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; The leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, GO; the leader says Lets GO!— Harry Gordon Selfridge
Risky Good Boss quotations
A leader leads by example not by force.
The best gifts to give: To your friend, loyalty;
To your enemy, forgiveness; To your boss, service; To a child, a good example; To your parents, gratitude and devotion; To your mate, love and faithfulness; To all men and women, charity.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
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.
If we're honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband ... you find that he tends to do more good than harm. He might be a bad boss but at least he's employing someone while he is in fact a boss.
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!
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.
No matter what the job description says, your real job is to make the boss look good.
There is only one boss. The customer.
I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences in the creation of good advertising.
I was more of kind (who was better at) building businesses and selling them.
That was a big thing for me. I was very good at that. I wasn't good as a boss. I was either your best friend or your worst enemy. I didn't balance the two very well. (So) I sold them.
A good manager doesn't try to eliminate conflict;
he tries to keep it from wasting the energies of his people. If you're the boss and your people fight you openly when they think that you are wrong -- that's healthy.
It's good to be a little frightened. It's good to respect your opponent. It keeps you sharp. In the fight game, the head rules the heart. But in the end the heart is the boss.
Women in the workplace - we still have big strides to make.
Girlfriend of mine just got a new job. First question the new boss asked her was if she could make a good cup of coffee... Yeah, she stormed right out of that Starbucks.
Both Neil and I had done solo projects where we were the boss and I just thought that if he was willing to get into it, it would really be a good experience for him.
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.
Everybody makes bad decisions. I am sure I have made my share of them over 40 years of service. Or I have made good decisions and have been overruled. The real challenge, when you are overruled, is to remember who the boss is and don't take it personally.
Finding your purpose may be a lifelong pursuit or you may have discovered it when you were 5 years old. There's no absolute timeline for anyone. That's a good reason never to give up, to keep on discovering things every day.
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.
We, the people, are the boss, and we will get the kind of political leadership, be it good or bad, that we demand and deserve.
Our lives depend on good communication.
Good communication helps personal relationships, it helps bosses and employees get along better. We rely on it.
If the boss is a jerk, get over it. First of all, don't you think there's a good chance that your boss's boss knows what's going on? If so, just keep your head down and do the work. Usually, if you put in maximum effort and produce excellent results, someone in the company is going to take notice. Either you will get promoted or your jerky boss will get the heave-ho. It happens all the time.
And when things start to go wrong, a good boss doesn't just fire everybody and start over.
The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; The leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, GO; the leader says lets, GO!
It turns out I'm not very good at working with a traditional boss.
Show me a man who is a good loser and I'll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss.
What we need to be able to do is count all human experience.
So I would like to count the secretarial positions as good training places to take over the jobs of the bosses.
Millennials want to find meaning in their work, and they want to make a difference. They want to be listened to. They want you to understand that they fuse life and work. They want to have a say about how they do their work. They want to be rewarded. They want to be recognized. They want a good relationship with their boss. They want to learn. But most of all, they want to succeed. They want to have fun!
The desire to please your boss is a good thing, but it could mutate into a weakness. One of the first challenges of getting promoted into management is negotiating the tension between the desire to please the person who promoted you while still remaining true to yourself. The tension is normal, and the fact that you feel it is probably indicative of why you were promoted.
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.
Top managers love people and they want to be loved - it turns out being loved is good for your career, especially if you are the boss.
I was a first time bride at 44. I had never even lived with anybody. And after running my own business for many years, I knew how to be the boss - but I had no idea how to be a good partner.
We're in a society where no one's putting a gun to your head and making you use your phone, but some people start to crack. "I Want the Heartbeat" is about the downside of it. People can and do break up friendships and relationships because of the internet, and that can't be good. You have to find a balance. You can't let it be the boss of you.