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Effective Teams Have Leaders Who Do These 3 Things 3 tips to building a cohesive team.

By Christopher Hann

This story appears in the September 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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Kari Granger, an executive and leadership coach in Evergreen, Colo., learned a few things about team building during her 12 years at the Air Force Academy and in the Air Force, followed by stints in corporate America. Here are three of them:

Know what matters.

To inspire a group, you need to know what makes its individuals tick. Some want to make a difference. Some just want to provide for their families. "When you make decisions and take actions," Granger says, "have what is fundamentally important to each member in mind."

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