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The Human Equity Advantage: Beyond Diversity to Talent Optimization

The Human Equity Advantage: Beyond Diversity to Talent Optimization

Trevor Wilson

ISBN: 978-1-118-45840-2

Jun 2013

328 pages

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CAD $39.95


Praise for The Human Equity Advantage

"" Human equity challenges the boundaries of current thinking on diversity and inclusion because it represents a natural evolution from focusing on organizational barriers to empowering the individual and the organization collectively. By creating a platform where each person and organization can determine whether a person's unique skills and attributes are appropriately aligned and fit with the organization's objectives, it provides a real breakthrough strategy that will also address diversity fatigue.""
—Stephen Shea, Managing Partner, People, Ernst &Young, Canada

"" Trevor Wilson's experience and knowledge shine through in this important contribution, offering fresh perspectives focused on the value of equity in support of optimizing human capital—a must-read for leaders and other stakeholders.""
—Dr. Fiona Bartels-Ellis, OBE; Global Head of Diversity, British Council

"" The Human Equity Advantage is a must-read resource for leaders and managers who want to move past tired lectures about diversity and into a model that focuses on how to leverage the unique talents of every individual in their organization.""
—Shelton J. Goode, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Georgia Power Company

"" Wilson's human equity model advances diversity, crystallizes it as a manifestation of strengths of character that foster well-being, and imbues life with meaning and purpose. Intellectually stimulating, Wilson has crafted a holistic endeavor that explores, expresses, and enhances the very best attributes that make our work and life worthy of living.""
— Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D., C.Psych, Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough

"" As Trevor explains, being inclusive starts with leaders going back to basics and remembering that people are individuals first and part of a group second. Our actions should value and respond to the needs of each individual to help them develop and contribute to their full potential and be all they can be.""
—Bill McFarland, CEO and Senior Partner (Canada), PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Foreword by Lamarr Lark ix

Foreword by Gerry Bouey xi


Chapter One: Diversity Fatigue and the Unfulfilled Promise of Diversity 3

Chapter Two: The Evolution of the Equity Continuum 29

Case Study: Mount Sinai Hospital’s Workforce Census 51

Chapter Three: The Essential Role of Leaders and Managers 61

Case Study: Ontario Public Service Diversity Mentoring Partnership Program 75


Chapter Four: Human Capital and the Differentiation of Talent 87

Chapter Five: Talent Differentiation in Action 105

Case Study: Dynamic Industrial Company Practices Talent Differentiation 106

Chapter Six: The SHAPE of Talent 121

Chapter Seven: The Eight Core Competencies of the Equitable Leader 143

Case Study: The Equitable Leader Assessment at Deloitte 167

Chapter Eight: Ernst & Young: A Journey Toward Human Equity Leadership 173


Chapter Nine: Arriving at the Human Equity Assessment Tool 193

Chapter Ten: The Equitable Leader Assessment 211

Case Study: Ontario Ministry of Labour Equitable Leadership Assessment 233

Conclusion: The Why of Human Equity 247

Afterword: My Why of Human Equity 253

Appendix 263

Glossary 297

Special Offer 301

Index 303