The best bosses aren't bosses - they are leaders. "Boss" is a job; "Leader" is a career.

Here are some great quotes about bosses and leaders:

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

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

Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat. - Napoleon Hill

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says "Go!" - a leader says "Let's go!" - E.M. Kelly

Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present. - Rudy Giuliani

Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee's compliance than on threats or sanctions. - Fernanda Bartolme

The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss. - Diane Ravitch

The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way. - Henry Miller

A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. - H. S. M. Burns

The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules. - Elting E. Morison

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. - Casey Stengel

Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't. - Peter Drucker

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. - Thomas J. Watson

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. - Robert Frost

The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. - Theodore Roosevelt

One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. - Dennis A. Peer

Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee's compliance than on threats or sanctions. - Fernand Bartolme

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. - Theodore Roosevelt

Leadership is action, not position. - Donald H. McGannon

You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself. - Gene Mauch

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it. - Elaine Agather

You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. - Robert Jarvik

You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That's assault, not leadership. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

A leader leads by example not by force. - Sun Tzu

Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders. - Tom Peters

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. - John C. Maxwell

A leader is best when people barely know that he exists. - Witter Bynner

A man is only a leader when a follower stands beside him. - Mark Brouwer

I suppose that leadership at one time meant muscle; but today it means getting along with people. - Indira Gandhi

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