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For men, low voices confer power

And other surprising insights from the social sciences

The deep voice of leadership

Guys, want to run a big company? Try pitching your voice to sound more like Johnny Cash. In an analysis of the voice pitch of male CEOs of public companies, researchers found that CEOs of bigger companies had lower-pitched voices—an association that was comparable to the association between CEO age and company size. CEOs with lower-pitched voices also had a longer tenure at their companies.

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