Having worked with Colour Me Beautiful, the image consultants for a number of years we were aware of the importance of making the right first impression. In particular we knew that how you dress not only impacts on an individual's self confidence but that it can also be a key element in how others see you, and more importantly whether you'd fit in with their organisation... something to remember the next time you go for an interview.
An article from Inc magazine though provides an interesting take on how our physical appearance can impact on your leadership skills. If an individual is perceived by others to be attractive then they are likely to be seen in a positive light which often leads to other benefits such as increased pay, increased responsibility and opportunities for promotion.
The article also looks at the clues people can gain about you just from looking at your facial structure, something to consider the next time you update your Linked In profile picture perhaps.