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06/01/2013 02:34 am ET Updated Jun 06, 2013

Third Metric: Recommended Reading For The Huffington Post's Women's Conference

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At a time when stress levels in the workplace are higher than ever before and young people are coming of age as America's "most stressed generation," we need a new way to define success beyond the two standard metrics of wealth and power. To define a new "third metric" of success, leaders from the business world and beyond will gather for "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money And Power," The Huffington Post's first-ever women's conference, hosted by Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski, on June 6, 2013.

"Right now, the two metrics of success that drive the American workplace are money and power, but by themselves, they make a two-legged stool -- fine for balancing on for a short time, but after a while, you're headed for a fall," Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, wrote in a recent blog post. "And guided by this limited definition of success, more and more "successful" people are falling. So what we need is a more humane and sustainable definition of success that includes well-being, wisdom, wonder, empathy, and the ability to give back."

Click through the slideshow below for recommended reading from conference speakers and panelists, and other books that embody the spirit of the new third metric of success.

This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post in conjunction with our women's conference, "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power" which will take place in New York on June 6, 2013. To read all of the posts in the series and learn more about the conference, click here. Join the conversation on Twitter #ThirdMetric.

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