Imagine you are a member of the project approval committee. An ambitious young manager in the marketing department is well connected with the top management team in your company. He catches you in the hall and mentions that he is frustrated with how long it takes to get a simple system enhancement through the “bureaucratic” approval process. He wonders whether you could sign off on a small enhancement request for his team’s reporting application. With a wink, he promises to “owe you one.” What would you say to him and why?