Everybody wants to be a boss. Everybody wants the glory that comes with the job, the bragging rights, the validation, the salary boost, and the influence over company decisions. Everybody wants to take the credit for a team success, and everybody wants to be the one in charge.But as almost all employees discover very soon after they reach the management level, being a boss isn’t all corner offices and fancy lunches. Leadership can be a rough road, and a slightly higher salary won’t always compensate for the challenges of management, like higher expectations, longer hours, and snickering employees who undermine your newly acquired authority. When you become the boss, you still have a boss (surprise!), and that boss expects you to please everybody, which often means pleasing nobody. As soon as you step into your new role, you may find yourself sympathizing with every bad boss you’ve ever had, from the control freaks to the space cadets.So how can you make the most of your new responsibilities and become the world’s most perfect boss, that amazing ideal manager you never had? In honor of National Boss’s Day on October 16, we celebrate the cool bosses in our lives, the ones who earn the love of both underlings and upper managers. And we also offer a few words of advice for those who aspire to this role.