Normally, contagion isn’t a good thing. You don’t want to catch a cold from the guy sneezing and coughing like it’s his job. But when it’s emotional contagion, the right emotions are deemed catch-worthy.
When considering a board member for your nonprofit, it is important to consider their overall attitude and mood. It doesn’t matter if you have the most qualified candidate on a resume, you still need leaders with positivity to get good followers.
Learn more about the ways that your nonprofit board members’ attitudes affect your organization’s mission in the article linked below.
Leader’s Mood Affects the Team [Philanthropy Journal]