If You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get It

Assertiveness at work.

Ivona Hirschi
Management Matters
Published in
4 min readOct 31, 2023


Photo by Ono Kosuki

Mahatma Gandhi knew it. “If you don’t ask, you don’t get it.”

It is as simple as that.

Yet, you may feel uncomfortable to say what you want. There is never a good occasion. You feel embarrassed, and end up waiting for them to notice.