DataFox Digest - Friday, April 29, 2016

DataFox Digest - Friday, April 29, 2016

Insights from the experts

Tina Nguyen of ToutApp demonstrates how sales tools are reducing customer engagement in Why Too Many Sales Tools Is Leading to Rep Fatigue.

Kyle Porter, CEO and founder of SalesLoft, explains why great leaders listen to their account executive and the external consumer in Sales Development Leaders Must Serve Two Masters, Masterfully.

David Brock of Partners In Excellence shows how focusing on quality, not quantity, of sales can improve conversion rates in High Velocity Prospecting.

David Cancel, founder and CEO of Drift, shares his perspective on leadership hiring in This Is Why I Never Hire Product Managers.

Alex Hisaka of LinkedIn provides insights from social selling experts in Social Selling Tips of the Week: Learning from the Pros.

Dan Tyre, sales director at Hubspot, demonstrates how to approach your team in a way that will motivate in How to Motivate Your Sales Team: 4 Tried-and-True Strategies.

Weekend reads

Meetings are an essential part of a business. Not everyone likes attending, but they are the most effective way to communicate with a large group of people. Facilitating different personalities in a meeting can be a big challenge. Renee Cullinan of Harvard Business Review provides a guide with different strategies to help make your meetings more inclusive in Run Meetings That Are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers.

As you progress in your career, you will need to develop new skill sets. With so much on your plate at a time it can be difficult to determine when to commit to putting the time and energy into something new. Ximena Vengoechea of Fast Company explains how to self-assess and figure out when it is time to embark on something new in How To Know Which Skills To Develop At Each Stage Of Your Career.

Are you looking for a job? During your search it can be hard to find a place that is a good fit for you in both the work that is being done and the people who are at the office. Liz Ryan, contributor at Forbes, provides some great tips to help you find a job that is the right fit in How To Spot A Toxic Boss Before You Take The Job.