There’s a powerful new post on Seth Godin’s blog with an interesting take on bullying.

It is not just a youth issue – it is a human one.

A BULLY is a person of any age who intentionally uses power to cause physical or emotional distress with the purpose of dominating the other person. Period.


  • Intentionally work to marginalize people.
  • In an organizational (or online) setting, choose not to engage in conversation or discussion.
  • Do not use legitimate authority or suasion; instead, they depend on pressure in the moment to demean and disrespect someone else—by undermining not just their ideas, but their very presence and legitimacy.

Do you know anyone like this?

Read on to see what to do about it.