Today is Boss’s Day, which was officially observed in 1962–four years after being proposed by Patricia Bays Haroski who was an appreciative employee at State Farm Insurance in Deerfield, Ill. She chose the date, October 16, in honor of her boss’s birthday. Interestingly, her boss at the time was her father whom she noticed was a source of encouragement and inspiration to her and her fellow employees even when he was facing difficult hurdles in running the company. The following are a few inspirational quotes about leaders that most people say make the best kinds of bosses.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible,
no matter whether it is on…a football field, in an army, or in an office.
–Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
–John F. Kennedy
The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
–John Quincy Adam
Happy Boss’s Day!