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Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990).  Full catastrophe living: using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness.
"Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time. A child may try to help a butterfly emerge by breaking open its chrysalis. Usually the butterfly doesn't benefit from this. Any adult knows that the butterfly can only emerge in its own time, that the process cannot be hurried." (p. 34)
Kafka, F., Muir E., & Muir W. (1995).  The Metamorphosis, in the Penal Colony, and Other Stories.
"If I had first called the man before me and interrogated him, things would have got into a confused tangle. He would have told lies, and had I exposed these lies he would have backed them up with more lies, and so on and so forth. As it is, I've got him and I won't let him go.—Is that quite clear now?" (The Penal Colony, p. 199)
Kantrow, A. M. (1988).  The Constraints of Corporate Tradition: Doing the Correct Thing Not Just What the Past Dictates.
But when boosting productivity comes to mean in practice nothing more than an efficiency-driven effort to cut costs and do better with line workers what is now being done, we can watch the coral build up before our very eyes. In an earlier environment, the link between old-fashioned, direct labor-based productivity and competitive strength was obvious and immediate. Today, that linkage is more complicated and less certain. Doing the right things is every bit as important as doing things right. Time was, we could think of direct-labor productivity as a pretty fair approximation of competitiveness and be confident we were on the mark. No longer. The proxy does not hold. Forgetful that it was—and is—but a proxy that holds for some circumstances but not all, many of today's managers treat as a living fact what is no more than the hard shell of past experience.
So it is with most of the maps by which managers steer. What was once known to be an artifice, though no less useful for that, gradually loses its air of being an imaginatively constructed thing and, equally gradually, takes on the air of being something real and hard and concrete in its own right." (p. 13)
Kao, J. J. (1996).  Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity.
"To provide the 'glue' that encourages loyalty, Bain makes its proprietary computer database available to its alumni and alumnae, who are free to roam the company's virtual spaces in search of information on companies, contacts, business intelligence, and new methodologies. It underscores the belief that once employed by the firm, you are always considered part of the family, and that its responsibility to you extends beyond the term of employment." (p. 127)
Katcher, B. L., & Snyder A. (2007).  30 reasons employees hate their managers: what your people may be thinking and what you can do about it.
"Employment is a form of slavery. This is a provocative analogy and may be offensive to some, but it is key to understanding why employees are often unhappy.
Merriam Webster defines a slave as, 'a person who has lost control of himself or herself and is dominated by something or someone else.' This is precisely what happens in the workplace. Many employees, shackled to their jobs with little freedom to control their day-to-day work or career, feel like slaves." (p. 7)
Kaufman, G. (1985).  Shame: The Power of Caring.
"Defenses against shame are adaptive. They have been the client's only ways of surviving intolerable shame. Strategies of defense aim at protecting the self against further exposure and further experiences of shame. Several of the most prominent strategies are rage, contempt for others, the striving for perfection, the striving for power, and internal withdrawal. Both perfectionism and excessive power-seeking are strivings against shame and attempt to compensate for the sense of defectiveness which underlies internalized shame. None of these are unitary strategies; rather, they become expressed in unique and varied ways, with several often functioning together." (p. 128)
Kawasaki, G. (1992).  Selling the Dream: How to promote your product, company, or ideas, and make a difference using everyday evangelism.
"At great companies, management leaves the engineers alone. At good companies, management interferes but engineers ignore them. At lousy companies, management thinks it is the engineers. 'Engineers' is too specific a term here; I mean anyone who creates products, services, and projects." (p. 148)
Kay, A. (2005).  Life's a Bitch and Then You Change Careers: 9 Steps to Get You Out of Your Funk & on to Your Future.
"I define career as a combination of:
  • The particular occupation you choose to pursue and train for that is a significant part of your life and may or may not fit who you are
  • The activities, experience, and knowledge you accumulate; skills you develop and progress you make while you're in that occupation" (p. 13)
Kepner, C. H., & Tregoe B. B. (1981).  The New Rational Manager.
In human performance problems, assessing consequences is an attempt to protect an employee's future against unintended harm....Actions affecting human beings have multiple consequences—some good, some harmful. Fairness requires that at least any unintended effects be assessed. The organization should not decide for the employee how life in the future should be lived; rather, it must be aware of how today's decisions affect tomorrow's conditions." (p. 198)
KetsDeVries, M. (1991).  Organizations on the Couch: Clinical Perspectives on Organizational Behavior and Change.
"The institutionalized work group accomplishes work in a routine and rational fashion. Procedure, rules, and regulations may take priority over quality of work, substance of product and service, and overall meaning and purpose of task accomplishment. Intra- and interorganizational boundaries are often rigid and inflexible. Bureaucratic administration replaces leadership." (p. 204)
Klein, N. (2009).  Michael Moore: America's Teacher.
"But we spend eight to ten to twelve hours of our daily lives at work, where we have no say. I think when anthropologists dig us up 400 years from now—if we make it that far—they're going to say, 'Look at these people back then. They thought they were free. They called themselves a democracy, but they spent ten hours of every day in a totalitarian situation and they allowed the richest 1 percent to have more financial wealth than the bottom 95 percent combined.'
Truly they're going to laugh at us the way we laugh at people 150 years ago who put leeches on people's bodies to cure them."
Klein, N. (2008).  The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.
"'The use of cancer in political discourse encourages fatalism
and justifies "severe" measures—as well as strongly reinforcing
the widespread notion that the disease is necessarily fatal.
The concept of disease is never innocent. But it could be argued
that the cancer metaphors are in themselves implicitly genocidal.'

—Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor, 1977" (p. 177)

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