best blogsIn addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week.  We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below.

In the meantime, here’s some of what we’re reading:

Tips to transition from sales rep to sales manager
Whether for you or someone on your team, these are good tips to successfully change roles and move up into sales leadership.

Why you should still read magazines
Andy‘s right, if you ignore the old-school publications (even, gasp, newspapers), you’re missing out on a ton of learning.

11 bad habits that prevent Inbox Zero
Think it’s too hard to get your email inbox down to zero and keep it there on a regular basis?  Then you’re probably doing things that unintentionally keep you more stressed than you need to be.  Seriously, check this out.

Why buyer personas are a potential obstacle to demand generation success
Hey Carlos, would you please write more often?  I know you’re super busy, but your head is full of great stuff like this and we want to hear more of it.  Please.

How to use hashtags more effectively in your social media content
Just when you thought hashtags had jumped the shark, someone reels us back in and shows a better way.   Great post Tessa.

Ten things marketers need to know about sales
One of the biggest challenges B2B marketers have is their lack of understanding of how sales works.  This is a great list by Donal Daly outlining some basics that every B2B demand generation professional should know and incorporate into their plans & daily work.

Make the last week of December your most productive week of the year
By all means, take a break and spend time with family.  But if you’re in the office, take advantage of the time to get caught up!  Great tips here from Innovatively Organized.

4 catastrophic mistakes B2B companies make with inside sales
OK, the word “catastrophic” might be a bit of linkbait, but these are still problems and obstacles to success that you’ll want to avoid.

Ten reasons why your New Years Resolutions will fail
Happens every year, doesn’t it?  Try something different this year from this great list from Lifehack (and come back tomorrow for a Resolution-related App of the Week).

A recipe for Beer Nog
Please drink in moderation (and check out the other great ideas in Imbibe‘s 25 Days of Christmas Cocktails series).  Merry Christmas everyone!