You may not have seen them in person now for months, but if you’re one of the people out there who has a boss that you like working for and you want to celebrate, then today is the day to show them how much you care.

Today is National Boss’s Day, according to the National Day Calendar, and is celebrated by employees who wish to thank their boss and how appreciation for their fair and kind practices throughout the year. The holiday started in 1958 when State Farm Insurance employee Patricia Bays Haroski registered it and selected October 16 as the date to coincide with her father’s (who happened to also be her boss) birthday.

While your boss may not be literal family, if you want to give them a celebratory greeting, virtually or in-person, make sure to share one of these quotes or jokes, compliments of BrainyQuote, GoodReads, Psychology Today and Wise Old Sayings.

1. “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

2. “A boss says ‘go and make sure you do it’; a leader says ‘let’s go and make it happen.’ Bosses control people; leaders involve them.”- Israelmore Ayivor, “Leaders’ Lader”

3. “The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.”- Alanis Morissette

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

5. “A leader leads by example not by force.”- Sun Tzu

6. “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

7. “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

8. “The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful.”- Jon Taffer

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

10. “In most cases, being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.”- Tina Fey

Boss Day Quotes
Celebrate National Boss’ Day with quotes about leadership.  Pixabay/Werner Heiber