Whether or not you’ve been seeing your boss in person or on the other side of a video conference call, you may have 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 show 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 BrainyQuoteGoodReads, Psychology Today and Wise Old Sayings.

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

2. “A sign of power in a man is not only when people follow what he suggests, but also when people make a conscious effort to do the exact opposite of what he suggests.”- Criss Jami, “Killosophy”

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

5. “A leader is admired, a boss is feared.”- Vicente del Bosque

6. “You can’t be a good boss without first being a good person.”- Sarvesh Jain

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

8. “The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm.”- John C. Maxwell

9. “More than half of people who leave their jobs do so because of their relationship with their boss. Smart companies make certain their managers know how to balance being professional with being human. These are the bosses who celebrate an employee’s success, empathize with those going through hard times, and challenge people, even when it hurts.”- Travis Bradberry

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

11. “There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.”- Klaus Balkenhol

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

13. “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

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

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

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