Peter, Deborah Popular Names For CEOs

If your name is Peter or Deborah, you're more likely to be a CEO. That's what the social networking site LinkedIn found. Other top CEO names: Bob, Jack, Cynthia and Carolyn. It turns out shorter names for males suggest friendliness. For women, full formal names evoke a professional image.

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If your name is Peter or Deborah and you're linked in, you're more likely to be a CEO. That's what the social networking site LinkedIn found. Other top CEO names: Bob, Jack, Cynthia and Caroline. Turns out shorter names for males suggests friendliness. For women, full formal names evoke a professional image. Short is also popular in sales, except in the restaurant business, where you're more likely to be Felipe or Lauren.

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