Are great leaders born or are they made? In their book The Extraordinary Leader1, Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman look at research on leadership and show not only that leadership can be developed, but that essential leadership skills are relatively few in number. Further, virtually no leaders possess all of these skills, nor do they have the same patterns of skills. The researchers found that there are different styles of leadership, but they can all be great. The Extraordinary Leader and SOCIAL STYLE Models are complementary and can be used in conjunction to help leaders succeed. This whitepaper looks at the connection between these two compelling models of performance.