It seems that bullies are increasingly in the news, all the way up to the White House.
Seth Godin makes a compelling case for reigning in bullying behavior in a recent blog entry. Some excerpts:
…The zero-sum game of world domination or even of the gridiron seems to reward the selfish, war-like domination that the bully embraces. But in the connection economy, the world of our future, it’s pretty clear that we’re not playing a zero-sum game, and the hawkish win-at-all-costs behavior of the bully is actually a significant cost, not an asset.