Sales methodologies play an important role. A common approach in a sales force allows for consistency, dissemination of best practices, acceleration of learning, and it helps the firm to scale because management then has common metrics to monitor and evaluate.Hence, the allure to sales leaders of methodologies that purport to provide “the playbook . . . predictable revenue . . . and a repeatable cadence.”However, it’s rare that the same methodology is relevant across buying-selling situations. Over time, most salespeople must deal with new products, new competitors, substitutes, and changing buyers and influencers at their customers. At any point in time, moreover, most salespeople have multiple accounts and face a changing array of customers and tasks. One buyer is primarily concerned with innovative product features while another is most concerned with just-in-time delivery. The “out” vendor typically faces different tasks than the seller of the existing solution at that account.