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Learn what’s key to your organization’s success by asking your boss these questions: “What keeps you up at night?” and “How will you measure success?”

Devote 18 minutes a day to time management and gain a sharper focus on your priorities, says Peter Bregman of Harvard Business’s “How We Work” blog. The breakdown: Spend five minutes planning goals for the day; one minute every hour to re-evaluate; and five minutes at day’s end to review.

Snag a cheap, last-minute air fare by turning to Twitter. At least two carriers, @JetBlueCheeps and @UnitedAirlines, are using the social-media tool to announce bargain prices called “Twares” on select flights to fill otherwise-empty seats.

Confront an awkward situation without having to say anything. NiceCritic.com lets you send a gentle, anonymous criticism to a co-worker. Choose a canned message from one of the categories, then provide the person’s name and e-mail address.

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