The best bosses aren't bosses - they are leaders.
"Boss" is a job; "Leader" is a career.
Here are some great quotes about bosses and leaders:
A boss creates fear, a leader confidence.
A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes.
A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. - Russell H. Ewing
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
Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat. - Napoleon Hill
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says "Go!" - a leader says "Let's go!" - E.M. Kelly
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present. - Rudy Giuliani
Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee's compliance than on threats or sanctions. - Fernanda Bartolme
The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss. - Diane Ravitch
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way. - Henry Miller
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
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
Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't. - Peter Drucker
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
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. - Robert Frost
The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. - Theodore Roosevelt
One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. - Dennis A. Peer
Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee's compliance than on threats or sanctions. - Fernand Bartolme
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. - Theodore Roosevelt