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This sounds more like a story you might read in the National Enquirer, but this news was actually published in a Harvard Business Review (November 2001) article, "How Earlobes Can Signify Leadership Potential." In the article, Carl Senior observes...
"....our research shows that people with subtle asymmetries — for example, imbalance in ear or finger length — are often better transformational leaders, able to inspire followers to put self-interest aside for the good of the group.
"In our study... the more asymmetrical the leader, the better the team's performance, according to independent assessments: Teams with asymmetrical leaders scored nearly 20% higher than others.
"Although the sorts of asymmetries we examined are barely perceptible, humans are unconsciously sensitive to them. We posit that people born with asymmetries tend to develop greater empathy, social intelligence, and motivational skills as a way of overcoming perceptions that they are unattractive or unintelligent."
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