Competent Looking CEOs Earn More, But Perform No Better | On Leadership | BNET


Regardless of whether you think CEOs are fairly compensated, you’d probably agree that they shouldn’t be rewarded or penalized for their looks. But new research suggests that, when it comes to CEO compensation, the appearance of competence — as assessed by study subjects viewing CEO photographs — results in higher pay.That wouldn’t be so bad if the “appearance of competence,” which was intentionally left undefined by the researchers conducting the study, also predicted company profitability. But there was no correlation.

Competent Looking CEOs Earn More, But Perform No Better | On Leadership | BNET

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