77 Inspirational Quotes For Boss That Will Inspire Boss To Accomplish More

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As a boss, you know how to recognize the strength and weaknesses of your employees and harness their talents to achieve your dream goal. As a boss, you know how to inspire your team when they face the challenge and look at you for motivation. As a boss, you know that behind every success, there is a lot of passion and hard work and desire to give your best to the given task at hand.

However, being a boss in today’s challenging times and staying positive under all the situation might be tough at times. Keeping that in mind, we have curated this amazing collection of inspirational quotes for boss, that comes from who’s who of the world. They all have trodden the same path before you and came out as winners. Take your pick!

Inspirational Quotes For Boss:

1.”A leader takes people where they would never go on their own.” – Hans Finzel

2.”A leader…is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” – Nelson Mandela

3.”Be a leader with a ladder, not a boss with an order.” – Debasish Mridha

4.”Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, though, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

5.”Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

6. “Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” – Oprah Winfrey

7.”I used to work at McDonald’s making minimum wage. You know what that means when someone pays you minimum wage? You know what your boss was trying to say? “Hey if I could pay you less, I would, but it’s against the law.” – Chris Rock

8.”Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

9.”Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” – John C. Maxwell

10.”Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business.” – John Maxwell

11.”The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King

12.”Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson

13. “What you do has a far greater impact than what you say.” – Steven Covey

14.“A good leader always accepts the blame and distributes the reward.” – Amit Kalantri

15.“Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day” – Patrick Ness

16.“Don’t hire anyone you wouldn’t want to run into in the hallway at three in the morning. A true professional not only follows but loves the processes, policies, and principles set by his profession.” – Tina Fey

17. “Every boss started as a worker.” – Moosa_Rahat

18.“Fear is not an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike.” -Arthur Ashe

19.“If self-employment is the opposite of employed-by-other than a job is outsourcing your freedom (time and talent) to a boss.” – Richie Norton

20.“It is always a great honor to be the driver of your own car, to be the boss of your own fate!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

21.“You can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

22. “The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.” – Brian Tracy

23. “Those who think that you have no BOSS in your own business! Indeed, you have many bosses, “ THE CLIENTS” – Dr. Rafiq Dar

24.”I suppose that leadership at one time meant muscle, but today it means getting along with people.” – Indira Gandhi

25.”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

26.”A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” – John C. Maxwell

27.”A quitter is anyone who settles.” – Grant Cordone

28.”All you need is the plan, the roadmap, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale

29.”Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” – Richard Branson

30.”It is kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

31.”Create a vision. Never let environment, other’s beliefs, or limits of in the past shape you decisions.” – Tony Robbins.

32.”Don’t find customers for your products; find products for your customers.” – Seth Godin

33.”Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” -Elon Musk

34.”A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.” – H. S. M. Burns

35.”Goals are like magnets. They will attract the things that make them come true.” – Tony Robbins.

36.”There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in other direction.” – Oprah Winfrey

37.”I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

38.”I like deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglass Adams

39.”If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

40.”If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you are not sure you can do it, say ‘yes’ – then learn how to do it later.” – Richard Branson

41.”It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle

42.”Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” – John C. Maxwell

43.”Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present” – Rudy Giuliani

44.”Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.” – Peter Drucker

45.”Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.” – Brendan Francis

46.”Winners don’t make excuse!” – Harvey Specter

47.”Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee’s compliance than on threats or sanctions.” – Fernanda Bartolme

48.”My idea of management is that what your job is as the boss is to find really good people and empower them and leave them alone.” – Ruth Reichl

49.”Never underestimate the power of passion.” – Eve Sawyer

50.”No one wants to follow a pessimist… You can be skeptical, you can be realistic, but you can’t be cynical. If your boss is Eeyore, do you want to work with someone like that? Oh, bother.” – Bob Iger

51.”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

52.”The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” – Ray Kroc

53.”People will chronically underestimate you. Let that be your fuel.” – Melody Moezzi

54.”Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says “Go!” – A leader says “Let’s go!” – E.M. Kelly

55.”Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

56.”Say ‘Yes’ and you will figure it out afterward.” -Tina Fey

57.”Success is going from failure to failure without losing the enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

58.”The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.” – Elting E. Morison

59.”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

60.”The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them.” – Gabriel Heatter

61.”The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.” – Diane Ravitch

62.”The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.” – Henry Miller

63.”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.”- Casey Stengel

64.”The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” – Lee Iacocca

65.”The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say ‘well done’.” – John Ashcroft

66.”There is no magic in achievement. It is really about hard work, choices and persistence.” – Michelle Obama

67.”We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare

68.”Work hard until you no longer have to introduce yourself.” – Albert Einstein

69.”You are what you believe yourself to be.” – Paulo Coelho

70.”You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.” – Mauch

71.”Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat.” – Napoleon Hill

72.Your time is limited. So don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs.

73.”You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

74.”The future depends on what we do in the presence.” – Mahatma Gandhi

75.”If you think, being an entrepreneur is risky, try working for someone else for forty years and living off social security.” – Warren Buffet

76.”When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

77.”The biggest boss has the clearest desk.” – John Cho


While being a boss is not an easy job, and one needs to be practical and a realist at the same time, it sure becomes rewarding when you are able to point the way for others and lift their visions to higher sights. We hope that you liked the above inspirational quotes for boss and it would motivate you to be an even better boss than you already are right now.


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