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At the very center of the Pyramid is skill. You have to know what you're doing and be able to do it quickly and properly. You need both; the ability to do it quickly and properly. Skill means being able to execute all of your job, not just part of it.
It's true whether you're an athlete or an attorney, a surgeon or a sales rep, or anything else. You'd better be able to execute properly and quickly. That's skill.