Can a CEO’s Facial Structure Determine the Success of a Company?

September 4, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

We’ve previously covered how personality traits such as narcissism can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a leader. Can a CEO’s facial shape also help us predict the success of a company? Yes, according to a research article that will appear Psychological Science. Some key points of the research include:

  • Male CEOs with wider faces led their businesses to greater success.
  • Wider faces tend to correlate with more aggression in men, and a greater incidence of unethical behaviour.
  • The relationship between facial width and aggression is not seen in women.

To read more about the details of the study as well as a complication found in the analysis, click here.

Source: Mother Nature Network