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CHAPTER6123INTRODUCTIONWhether it is playing the guitar, a video game, or the stock market, most of life’s activities require us to have skills if we are to be suc-cessful. The same is true of leadership—skills are required. As was discussed in the first chapter, leadership skills refer to learned com-petencies that leaders are able to demonstrate in performance (Katz, 1955). Leadership skills give people the capacity to influence others. They are a critical component in successful leadership.Even though skills play an essential role in the leadership process, they have received little attention by researchers (Lord & Hall, 2005; T. Mumford, Campion, & Morgeson, 2007). Leadership traits rather than leadership skills have been the focus of research for more than 100 years. However, in the past 10 years a shift has occurred, and leadership skills are now receiving far more attention by research-ers and practitioners alike (M. Mumford, Zaccaro, Connelly, & Marks, 2000; Yammarino, 2000).Al...