National Boss Day, also known as Boss’s Day, is celebrated every year on October 16. It is an attempt to improve and strengthen the ties between employers and employees.
It’s a day when employees will appreciate and thank their employers for guiding and mentoring them.
Apart from that this celebration gives the employees a chance to thank those in high-level positions.
History of Boss’s Day
This day was first observed in 1958 and is the brainchild of Patricia Bays Haroski.
Haroski was the secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois. It was at this that she registered the National Boss’s Day with the US chamber of commerce. She chose October 16th as the day because it was also her father’s birthday, and he was her employer too.
Boss’s day is a dedication to all the employers. It aims at improving the relationship between the employers and the staff. Many employees dedicate the day to their managers to support them with the job.
The employees use this day to recognize the efforts made by their seniors to assist them in growing.
Some people offer their boss cards, gifts, flowers, etc., on Boss’s Day. Nowadays, this day is becoming hugely popular in the workplace. Few people support and praise the initiative, while others criticize it.
How To Celebrate The Day?
The Boss’s Day is a perfect chance to appreciate and thank all the efforts that your seniors make for you. People may give their bosses cards, flowers, gift certificates, or perform acts of kindness to show their gratitude.
Boss Day Quotes
1. Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats—Howard Aiken
2. 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—Sam Walton
3. The speed of the boss is the speed of the team—Lee Iacocca
4. No man goes before his time – unless the boss leaves early—Groucho Marx
5. The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it—Theodore Roosevelt
6. “If you ever catch a great boss, it’s just such a rare thing, and it’s amazing.” – James L. Brooks
7. “I think the biggest part of being a girl boss in the office, at home, or anywhere you go is just knowing your value.” – Meghan Markle
8. “Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. They make the impossible happen.” – Robert Jarvik
9. “The Boss doesn’t need friends, but the ones I do have, I keep very close.” – Sasha Banks
10. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch
11. “Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.” – Doug Larson
12. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” -Edith Wharton
13. “To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
14. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” -Ronald Reagan
15. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.”-M. D. Arnold
16. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
17. “Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50 percent of your time in leading yourself–your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20 percent leading those with authority over you and 15 percent leading your peers.” –Dee Hock
18. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” –Jack Welch
19. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
20. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs
21. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” –Bill Gates