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.
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Obsessed-Americas-Food-Addiction---ebook/dp/B00BKRVTYI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370015429&sr=1-1&keywords=Obsessed%3A+America%27s+Food+Addiction--and+My+Own" target="_blank">Mika Brzezinski, "Obsessed: America's Food Addiction--and My Own."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Instinct-The-Call-Soul/dp/0743261631" target="_blank">Arianna Huffington: "The Fourth Instinct: The Call Of The Soul."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352145" target="_blank">Susan Cain, "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Unbinding-Heart-Wisdom-Generosity-Unconditional/dp/1401930735" target="_blank">Agapi Stassinopolous, " Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Relish-Adventure-Style-Everyday-ebook/dp/B0089LOGHU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370025073&sr=1-1&keywords=Daphne+Oz%2C+%22Relish%3A+An+Adventure+in+Food%2C+Style+and+Everyday+Fun%22" target="_blank">Daphne Oz, "Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style and Everyday Fun."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Finermans-Rules-Daughters-Business-ebook/dp/B00A2DK4MO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370025030&sr=1-1&keywords=Karen+Finerman%2C+%22Finerman%27s+Rules%3A+Secrets+I%27d+only+tell+My+Daughters+about+Business+and+Life.%22" target="_blank">Karen Finerman, "Finerman's Rules: Secrets I'd only tell My Daughters about Business and Life."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Power-Nice-Business-Kindness-ebook/dp/B000JMKRBG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370019240&sr=1-1&keywords=Linda+Kaplan+Thaler%2C+%22The+Power+of+Nice%3A+How+to+Conquer+the+Business+World+With+Kindness%22" target="_blank">Linda Kaplan Thaler, "The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Giving-2-0-Transform-World-ebook/dp/B005PETY0I/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370026897&sr=1-1&keywords=Laura+Arrillaga-Andreessen%2C+%22Giving+2.0%3A+Transform+Your+Giving+and+Our+World%22" target="_blank">Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, "Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Gifts-Imperfection-Supposed-Embrace/dp/159285849X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370027054&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Bren%C3%A9+Brown%2C+%22The+Gifts+Of+Imperfection%3A+Let+Go+Of+Who+You%27re+Supposed+To+Be+and+Embrace+You+You+Are%22" target="_blank">Brené Brown, "The Gifts Of Imperfection: Let Go Of Who You're Supposed To Be and Embrace You You Are."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Self-Compassion-Beating-Yourself-Insecurity-Hardcover/dp/B00BP0OEOW/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370026945&sr=1-2&keywords=Kristin+Neff%2C+%22Self-Compassion%3A+Stop+Beating+Yourself+Up+and+Leave+Insecurity+Behind.%22" target="_blank">Kristin Neff, "Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Better-Mistake-Unexpected-Benefits-ebook/dp/B00475ARKC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370026422&sr=1-1&keywords=Alina+Tugend%2C+%22Better+by+Mistake%3A+The+Unexpected+Benefits+of+Being+Wrong%22" target="_blank">Alina Tugend, "Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong." </a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Light-Releasing-Intended-ebook/dp/B0050OX3C8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370025725&sr=1-1&keywords=Max+Lucado%2C+%22Traveling+Light%3A+Releasing+the+Burdens+You+Were+Never+Intended+to+Bear.%22" target="_blank">Max Lucado, "Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Tweak-Make-Matters-Happen-Every/dp/089296880X/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_har?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370025596&sr=1-1&keywords=Cali+Williams+Yost%2C+%22Tweak+It%3A+Make+What+Matters+to+You+Happen+Every+Day%22" target="_blank">Cali Williams Yost, "Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Power-Vulnerability-Teachings-Authenticity-Connection/dp/1604078588/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370027103&sr=1-1&keywords=Bren%C3%A9+Brown%2C+%22The+Power+Of+Vulnerability%3A+Teachings+on+Authenticity%2C+Connection+%26+Courage.%22" target="_blank">Brené Brown, "The Power Of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection & Courage." </a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/How-Will-Measure-Your-Life/dp/0062102419/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_har?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370025262&sr=1-1&keywords=Clay+Christensen%2C+%22How+Will+You+Measure+Your+Life%3F%22" target="_blank">Clay Christensen, "How Will You Measure Your Life?" </a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Things-Every-Woman-Should-ebook/dp/B007FHGIE8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370025196&sr=1-1&keywords=%2230+Things+Every+Woman+Should+Have+and+Should+Know+by+the+Time+She%27s+30.%22" target="_blank">Cindi Leive, "30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Blood-Sugar-Solution-UltraHealthy/dp/031612737X" target="_blank">Mark Hyman, "The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!"</a>
<a href="http://franticworld.com/" target="_blank">Mark Williams & Danny Penman, "Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Detox-Solution-Missing-Radiant-Abundant/dp/0970829906/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370018909&sr=1-1&keywords=Patricia+Fitzgerald%2C+%22The+Detox+Solution%3A+The+Missing+Link+to+Radiant+Health%2C+Abundant+Energy%2C+Ideal+Weight%2C+and+Peace+of+Mind%22" target="_blank">Patricia Fitzgerald, "The Detox Solution: The Missing Link to Radiant Health, Abundant Energy, Ideal Weight, and Peace of Mind."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Success-Under-Stress-Confident-Productive/dp/0814432123" target="_blank">Sharon Melnick, Ph.D., "Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure's On."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/What-Would-Susie-Say-ebook/dp/B002QZPJ9Y" target="_blank">Susie Essman, "What Would Susie Say?: Bullsh*t Wisdom About Love, Life, and Comedy."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Nation-Practice-Performance-Recapture/dp/1401939295" target="_blank">Rep. Tim Ryan, "A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Be-Excellent-Anything-Four-Transforming/dp/1451610262" target="_blank">Tony Schwartz, "Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys To Transforming the Way We Work and Live."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Biology-Belief-Unleashing-Consciousness-Miracles/dp/1401923127" target="_blank">Bruce Lipman, "The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles."</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Centered-Transform-Your-Weeks-Meditation/dp/1401935869" target="_blank">Sarah McLean, " Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in Eight Weeks with Meditation."</a>
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