Why is the Russian guy stepping on my toes? (Guest commentary)

Facts and myths about cultural intelligence and why it’s critical in Canada
By Anuj Madhok
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/10/2009

So, you are living in a multi-cultural society, perhaps have friends from diverse cultures and you may even be game at times to try out different cultural cuisines. Does that make you culturally intelligent? Try your hand at this round of rapid-fire, true-false brain teasers:

• If you are in the Persian Gulf, being served sheep’s head on your plate makes you an honoured guest.

• A grasshopper is a “pest” in Canada, a “pet” in China and an “appetizer” in northern Thailand.