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Cream of Irish Management

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 1 February 1992


Reports a review of the Irish economic and political scene as background to a survey of best practice in Irish top management. Addresses issues of the competences required to induce added value performance from total organization. Four long‐term consultancy assignments in different sectors led to the drafting of a questionnaire distributed by the Irish Management Institute; 96 companies took part. Key competences emerged as: vision; team building; practising appropriate personal skills; communication; and generating a success‐oriented culture. Recommendations are given for top level management development.



Kakabadse, A., Alderson, S. and Gorman, L. (1992), "Cream of Irish Management", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 18-47.




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