To illustrate skills versus knowledge, ask how many studied a foreign language in college? How was that learning evaluated as knowledge or a skill? If your learning was tied to written exams - than it's knowledge based. If you were immersed in a location where the only way you communicate was through the language, than its skill-based. It's ironic that some native-speakers would not get A's on a knowledge-based course. What does that imply about traditional knowledge-based curricula?
This is very applicable to program leadership. Both leaders and managers at DCI and the client are necessary for a program to be successful. Everyone needs to be a good manager and the right people need to be good leaders.