Enthusiasm is contagious. It’s difficult to remain neutral or indifferent in the presence of a positive thinker. I was attending a national seminar where the speaker detailed the habits of “energy suckers.” These are the people that suck the life right out of you when you see them coming. Her point was to avoid those kind of people at all costs, because they will “suck the life right out of you.”
Spend time with positive people who will actively engage in debate on an issue. Spend time with those individuals who will be willing to change their mind when their is adequate data provided to them.
Leading an organization is difficult in the best of times and you will not always be able to avoid those energy suckers but try if you can.