We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A management tip from my GI days: Take the pebble out of the shoe. GIs are only happy when they're griping. So listen up for a common gripe that's relatively easy (cheap) to fix, and fix it. Rinse and repeat as necessary. No committees, mission statements, management-approved action plans required. Corollary trick: make sure one of your NCOs or junior officers gets credit for the fix, so you fly under the Top Brass' radar.