61 Best Thank You Notes for Boss

Lots of things happen in the workplace, which also leads to friendships and closeness with our workmates. Through ups and downs, the bond gets stronger. But the person who holds all the different persons together is the boss. The boss could be anything: they could be strict, harsh, controlling, or even insensitive. But oftentimes, lucky employees come across a boss that is willing to go through all the hoops with their subordinates while leading them towards a common goal.

After every accomplishment, there may be victory parties and an exchange of thank you messages and motivational speeches. All these may sound so programmed or scripted most of the time, which is why sometimes, to show just a bit more appreciation to our bosses, it’s good to send a personal thank you message to them. It is often rarely done, which makes it tons more special and appreciated. You might even surprise your boss, and you can get back at them for all those moments they surprised you with all the work that needs to be done.

To show some appreciation for all the support and hard work your boss had given you and the workplace, we compiled some of the best thank you messages you can slip in as a note in their office. Or they can be said just casually whenever you feel like it. Do it. It can boost their mood and influence the entire work in a positive manner.

There are times when our bosses showed their excellent skills in leading their people. They could be used as an instrument for motivation and even inspiration for those who look up to him, or those who are just waiting for the next instruction. For those moments when bosses expressed their leadership and skills and making sure their examples can be followed, here are some messages to take note:

Dear Sir, you have excellent abilities of leadership, and we’re so lucky to have an understanding boss like you. Thanks to you for your support and guidance.

A good boss not only listens to his or her staff but also knows how to understand them.

A leader not only shows the way but also walks the way with the team that you proved in real. You’re an amazing boss, and we’re proud of you. Thank you.

They walk the path towards success, not on their own, but brings all the people who have helped them achieve that goal together.

We are grateful to you for directions instead of ordering; thankful for giving us a vision instead of targets; proud of you for your inspirational and one-of-a-kind guidance.

When they tell instructions, they do so with guidance. They don’t just order, they teach.

You have been a great manager, mentor, teacher, and guide. Your support and advice have helped shape my professional career. Thanks for being the best boss ever!

Their staff looks up to them, not just a boss, but a mentor most of all. Someone who guides the entire team and thinks of each member as a capable individual that can all work together towards the same goal.

Since the day I started to work with you; I know I’ve changed a lot that really helped me to become a better person inside and out. You are one of the reasons why I’m always trying my best. Thank you, my boss! You know I appreciate you in so many ways.

They also provide some motivation to help keep their staff moving forward.

Your leadership skills make it easy for you to manage our team, even with our diverse professional background. I’m proud to have learned some of these qualities from you. Thank you for guiding me professionally and personally!

Despite the big differences for each individual member of the team, they are able to integrate their skills, work out the strengths and weaknesses to create a working force that is most beneficial to everyone.

I am so thankful that you are my boss. You are more than just a leader; you are truly an inspiration. Your hard work and dedication has inspired me since the moment I first joined your staff. Thank you so much.

They inspire the team to work harder and be better. When things are looking down, they know how to lift the team’s spirits up.

You have motivated your employees while having to make the toughest of decisions. Through your support for your colleagues and leadership, you have been a true inspiration. Thank you.

Aside from inspiring the team, they also make the hardest decisions. They make sure it’s all for their common goal and for what’s best for everyone.

Your action has inspired us to dream more, do more, and be assets to the company. Thank you for being my supervisor.

They also encourage the team to aim higher than before. They motivate them not just to be enough, but to become the best they can be.

Thank you for being a “do what I do” boss and not just a “do what I say” boss. You have been a role model in both words and actions. Thank you for integrity.

They teach not by ordering, but by showing. They don’t allow what comes out of their mouths to be something that they don’t practice themselves.

You lead your employees and get them to follow your vision without being dominating and controlling. Thanks for showing us that respect is always deserved, never commanded or forced.

They allow freedom in the team while still managing to steer it on the right course. They don’t look down on their staff and show respect to every member.

As our boss, you are highly motivational. As a human being, you are truly inspirational. Thanks.

Even without the title of the boss, they are naturally inspiring, seeing the potential in anyone and encouraging them to bring it out.

As we continue to work with your day by day, we begin to understand and appreciate your vision for the company. Thank you for always being supportive of our creative projects.

They make sure that their vision for the workplace is understood by everyone. They want to have unity towards that common goal.

Your commitment to quality of work is contagious. Because of your example, I seek to perform to the best of my abilities.

Not only do they delegate tasks, but they work hard and do a good job of doing their responsibilities to set an example.

I want to take this time to thank you for all that you have taught me in business. The wisdom and knowledge you have imparted on me will be of great help during my career. Thank you, boss!

They share what they learned, after years of hardwork towards becoming a boss, so that they can help in the development of his members.

The environment in the workplace can become toxic. The amount of work and pressure can make it harder to operate and perform tasks. It’s always a blessing when the boss doesn’t let the workplace become ineffective like this. For all those times our supervisors made sure the environment can be called home where everyone is welcome and free to let out their voices, even lightening up the mood when work has become too heavy, the following messages can be said:

I will never know what it feels like to work under a boss who is annoying, grumpy, irritating, and always angry. But this is one work experience that I am glad not to have had – all thanks to a boss like you.

As much as they can, no matter how stressful the work, they try not to let this affect the mood of the workplace. It’s not like they don’t get upset or grumpy, but they try to maintain their composure and continue to keep the team to work harder and better.

It feels amazing to work in such a positive environment where everyone’s opinion matters. Thank you for such a brilliant opportunity. I genuinely appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

They see the potential in everyone and allow them to voice out their suggestions, opinions, and concerns. They want the workplace to be inclusive and discourage discrimination.

The office has become something close to home, thanks to your ability to create a serene environment for everyone to coexist in. It is little wonder that many of us do not mind putting in extra hours at work.

They strive to make the workplace environment to become as comfortable as possible. They know that doing so would improve efficiency and motivate the team better.

You make me feel like a million bucks every time you ask me for my opinion on something important, and I am forever grateful for making me feel like each one of us matters in the workplace. Thanks for being such a wonderful boss.

They acknowledge everyone’s contribution and don’t make the staff feel that their opinions are not accepted. They encourage everyone to speak up and have a chance to have a say on important matters.

Thanks for knowing exactly when to cut us some slack and when to come cracking down on us. Are you a psychic in disguise?

They also know how to time workload. They take control of everyone’s task in a way that doesn’t overwhelm them completely. And if it does, they don’t put in unnecessary pressure just to get work done.

You are worthy of respect and admiration. Always full of energy and motivation. In tough times, you’ve cut us some slack. As a boss, we know you’ve always got out backs.

After difficult times, they know how to give a break, albeit short, for the team. He doesn’t want them to become overworked and continue to work on their tasks with a sense of joy and fulfillment.

Boss, you were able to bring together people from different backgrounds and with different temperaments and make a solid team in which each person is respected for who he/she is and for what he/she can do.

They know what to do with the differences between the members of a team. They know who to place where and what who excels at in doing. They study their members to create a seamless team that can work effectively and efficiently.

I appreciate your efforts at remembering birthdays, anniversaries, and important life events of your workers. Thank you, even if you sometimes get them mixed up. The effort counts.

Some bosses may go the extra mile and try as much as they can to remember about some important personal dates of their staff. It is not required, but if your boss makes an effort, do not forget to thank them.

Most of the time, our bosses are more than just the higher up we submit our reports to or the person who gives us instruction for our works; they can also become mentors and teachers that evaluate us and help us become a better version of ourselves. In the workplace, it’s impossible to not commit some mistakes, minor or grave, but a good boss knows better to use constructive correction than an ineffective scolding. For all the times’ bosses became alchemists and turn our failures and mistakes into stepping stones for success, the following messages can be said to them:

Thanks for converting our mistakes into lessons, pressure into productivity, and skills into strengths. You really know how to bring out the best in us.

When a member of the team makes a mistake, they do not proceed with scolding them. Instead, they make sure they learn something from it and avoid demotivating them in their tasks.

Thanks for modifying our talent and skills into a success story and taking care of our needs by allowing increment.

Great bosses know how to hone their members’ skills up to the fullest. They contribute to its development by designating tasks that highlight their individual talents.

Thank you for transforming our mistakes into valuable lessons. Your pressure and leadership have made us more productive and converted all of our skills into strengths. You have an amazing ability to bring out the best in all of us.

They try to see every opportunity as a source of learning and help the team see the same way. They know what to do have the team operate to the fullest.

Thank you for overlooking the times I came late to work, times I missed out on deadlines, times I was drooling on my desk instead of working. Thank you for not judging me by those moments but choosing to see the goodness and potential in me.

They don’t immediately give judgment when they see some staff slack off. It’s not that they ignore all this, but they weigh in the positive behaviors with the negative, instead of letting one bad trait take all the heaviness of the good ones.

You have always been patient with me from the time I started my intern. Under your supervision, I have grown to become what I am today. Thanks, boss!

First of all, they are mentors, helping others to grow as much as they can.

Thank you for being the answer to all our questions and problems. We appreciate you being our leader, for you never get tired of our questions.

They make sure everyone understands the situation and tasks, so they encourage everyone to ask questions, no matter how ridiculous it may sound.

Initially, appraisals used to be synonymous with anxiety and fear. Now they are synonymous with excitement and cheer. Thanks, boss.

Good bosses know how to turn times of fear into times to look forward to. Instead of associating evaluations to failures, they associate it with successes and a tool for motivation.

Thank you for teaching me that every mistake is just a learning experience. I have learnt so much with you. Ever since I have been working for you, I found myself evolving both with respect to my career as well as a person.

They know that one mistake is not the basis of excellence. Instead, it’s a matter of how one learns from it.

I have learned so much from you — and just when I think there isn’t any more to learn, I learn something else! That just goes to show that you are an awesome boss and a great mentor. Thank you for all that you’ve done for me.

They can impart lessons even from the most unexpected things.

Working with a boss like you is a great inspiration for me that will help to keep modifying all my skills and talent. Thank you for all your support.

The team looks up to them and motivates themselves to be excellent in what they are already good at and adjust themselves to make the teamwork more smoothly.
Good bosses who stay with their subordinates and share the hard work and sacrifices everyone commits to in the workplace. These types of leaders do not see themselves as higher or that they are stepping on a pedestal just because they’ve reached farther in the success meter. They humble themselves down, offer support to their staff to see a brighter future, not just for themselves, but also for those who helped them complete all the tasks required for work. For bosses that cheer us on like a friend and doesn’t hesitate to genuinely offer support, these messages are for them:

The success I’ve had in my career is due in no small part to your support and encouragement. I appreciate you so much and value everything that I have learned from you.

They never fail to recognize whatever successes their individual members achieve, no matter how small it may be, so that they will be motivated.

A million thanks to the best boss in the world! Thank you for giving us some words of encouragement and full support, even if it is not related to our work. You are amazing! Thank you, and God bless you!

Even if it may not be work-related, they impart words of encouragement to help build up the team’s strength and character.

From mentoring new team members to counseling employees’ personal issues. From supporting colleagues unconditionally to helping those facing workplace blues – thanks for showing that no matter how hard bosses crack the whip, they need to have a strong human side to their leadership.

In any way they can, if they have something to offer, they won’t hesitate to share it.

This letter is to express my appreciation for all of the hard work, long hours and late nights you put in to make your business a success, in an effort to prevent layoffs and retain your employees. I’d like you to know that none of this has gone unnoticed by the workers, and we are grateful for your kindness, loyalty, and commitment to all of us.

For all those times your boss worked hard to keep the team as it is when they joined you in overtime hours and made sure everyone can continue doing their job, do not ever forget to thank them for it.

This note is to gradually show my personal appreciation for my boss. Thank you, sir, for all the hard work, extended hours, and even late nights of business hours. Through these situations, I have made myself more motivated and genuine when it comes to work. Thank you.

Even though extended hours cannot be avoided, they make sure the team does not get discouraged and instead helps them to see this as an opportunity to do better.

Boss, thank you for rolling in the mud with us when necessary. You did not fold your arms to just stand by and watch. You are involved in the day to day running of work just as we are.

They don’t leave their team members behind. They don’t wash their hands and let those who work under them do the dirty work alone. They move the team forward, without excluding himself from all the work.

Be it work related or not, you listen with all sincerity. So, thank you, boss, for not making your office a dreaded space.

There are bosses who listen and build rapport with their members through heartfelt conversations. They don’t want the workplace to be a space of just serious business; they want the team to feel relaxed and free.

You make tough decisions, you motivate your employees, you support your colleagues, you are a true leader. Thank you, boss for being there for us!

They do all they can to help the team and the members individually.

Your company expertise, reliability, and even goodness generate a good and enjoyable place to work. Many thanks for extending your passion and adaptability in times one of us of your staff needs a day-off. Thank you.

They don’t give off an aura that they are better than anyone else. Instead, they strive to build an environment that encourages equality. They know how to roll with the team, all while receiving and giving respect to everyone.

You have every right to give orders, make requests, and demand results because you’re the Boss. But you also deserve the best because you treat your workers right.

The mark of a great boss is when their staff doesn’t have the slightest hints of disinterest in work assigned to them.
A great boss knows how to recognize their people’s achievements and praise them properly for it. Often times, employers may feel as if their hard work is not being appreciated or that their worth in the workplace is not given attention to. But when our boss tells us simply that we’ve done a good job, it’s already enough to boost up our confidence and be motivated to do better. When being appreciated, the best thing to do is to appreciate back. These messages are for the bosses who never fail to mention our successes, small or large:

Being noticed for a job well done is both gratifying and validating. Thank you for taking the time to notice the little things and always find a way to offer a compliment or a word of encouragement. Your sincere accolades make me feel like a valued member of this team, and for that, I am grateful.

When someone does a good job, a good boss praises them for it.

My skills and talent would have gone with me to the grave if you hadn’t spotted them and inspired me to go forth and be brave. Thanks, boss.

They recognize any talent their team members might not have even realized. They help in honing this talent to be used for better.

Each workday becomes survivable because of your praises. Thank you for recognizing my potential as an employee.

They know the value of praise and make sure anyone who deserved it gets to hear it.

A person who is appreciated usually does more than the expected. Thank you, boss for noticing me!

They know that motivating their team with praises is also a way to encourage them to look forward to more work and do it excellently.

Targets are not just met; they are achieved though praises from my boss. Thank you for making us feel that all our efforts are not wasted.

Every effort done contributes to the achievement of targets. A good boss knows how to instill this in their members and recognizes them for the littlest efforts they can contribute.

Salary is one thing, but real job satisfaction comes from the praises and appraisals given by a boss who is a true mentor. Thank you.

You know you have a great boss when you not only look forward to salary alone but the recognition of doing a good job in your tasks.
And of course, it should not be forgotten that while our bosses are the ones who give our tasks, they are still the same as us, working human beings that strive to survive. With this, it is no excuse for employees and bosses alike to not be decent and feel like they are way more than who they actually are. For bosses who keeps human values and show it in every way possible, the following messages are for you:

Many have tried, but few have gotten the balance needed to get things done without coming off as insensitive. I appreciate your firm yet, approachable nature. It is one of the reasons why we just want to ensure you are pleased.

They know how to become someone the team could look up to without a sense of fear. They show respect and in return, receives respect not because the team has to, but because they want to.

Thank you for being real. You do not make your success seem like a mystery only achievable by superheroes.

They don’t differentiate themselves from the team, despite having done far greater. They don’t make it seem that success is only for specific people.

Through you, I have seen the ups and downs, the good and bad and even the ugly. You are not superficial, and that really counts.

A great boss also shows vulnerability. They know that not everything is going to go smoothly. They don’t gloss over things to their team but rather remind them that despite all of these, they will strive harder to reach their goals.

Thank you for helping us balance our work with other aspects of life. None of us have had to choose work over family or health. You enable us enjoy life to the fullest.

They respect their staff’s life and don’t bombard them with unnecessary work that may make them choose the workplace over personal matters.

I won’t suck up to you by lying and saying that you are perfect in every way. But your support is the reason why I look forward to work every day. Thanks, boss.

Their members can also see their flaws. But the mark of a great boss is when, despite all of these, they continue to respect and look up to them.

Apart from the decision making, communication, and overall professionalism, the most important thing I have learnt from you is how to be a good human being. Thanks, boss.

Before becoming a great boss, they are a great person first.
Here are some other thank you messages that you can tell your boss:

I admire the way you put yourself into your work, ensuring that you give your best. Thank you for teaching me to never settle for less.

They give their best to everything they do.

I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work under your umbrella. Having you as my supervisor and mentor has helped me learn a lot. Thank you, boss!

They help those who need mentoring in whatever way they can.

Just like how all trees need water to grow, and all humans need air to live, companies need bosses like you to survive and prosper. Thanks for being our lifeline.

The notion of a boss may seem edgy and authoritative, but really great ones are needed for the team’s prosperity.

I can never repay you for all that you’ve done — because of you, my entire career path has opened up. You are an inspiring teacher and a great mentor. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.

A great boss is not selfish. Just as they have reached their place, they want others and help them reach greater heights as well.

You inspired me during difficult times when I needed words of encouragement. You are a blessing in my life. Thanks for all your support and advice.

They inspire, inspire, inspire. They are looked up to because they are models, not because they are the boss.

I truly appreciate and value everything I have learned from you. It will forever remain a major contributor behind my success and achievements. I really look forward to the day I can do the same for someone else.

They contribute to each of their staff’s successes.


It’s not always easy in the workplace. But with each one, boss or employee, being hand in hand, appreciating each other with their hard work and going through all the ups and downs together, it can be a place of more than just success and effectivity. With everyone giving credit to where it’s due and showing appreciation for every assistance, these words of gratitude can be used to boost morale.

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