No man goes before his time—unless the boss leaves early.
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.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work 12 hours a day.
I’ve been used to being my own boss for a really long time, so I don’t take to authority very well.
A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.
American business executive
When I am batting at the crease, I am the boss.
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
American automobile executive
The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say ‘well done’.
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.
In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.
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.
German equestrian and Olympic champion
The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.
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(This story appears in the 11 March, 2022 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)