Here is an unofficial code: if you want to climb the corporate ladder, first learn to manage your boss
. With a happy boss, you can reach the top. On this Boss's Day, share these quotes with your superior to win him over.
- Robert Frost
The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.
- Sam Walton
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
- Howard Aiken
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
- John Gotti
If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter.
- Lawrence H. Martin
In many businesses, today will end at five o'clock. Those bent on success, however, make today last from yesterday right through to tomorrow.
- Elbert Hubbard
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
- Doug Larson
Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.
- Casey Stengel
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.
- Peter Drucker
Management by objective works -- if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
- Homer Simpson
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
- Tim Gould
I've been promoted to middle management. I never thought I'd sink so low.
- Casey Stengal
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate you away from those who are still undecided.
- Byron Pulsifer
A good boss is a person who can tolerate my complaints and still manage to say hello to me everyday.
- Byron Pulsifer
If it wasn't for bad bosses, I wouldn't know what a good one was like.
- Leo J. Farrell, Jr.
The mark of a true executive is usually illegible.
- Cedric Adams
Executive: A man who talks to visitors so the other employees can get their work done.