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Discipline and Regular Investing. Make sure that you put money into your investments on a regular, disciplined basis. This may not be possible if you lose your job, but once you find new employment, continue to put money into your portfolio. Asset Allocation and Re-Balancing. Assign a certain percentage of your portfolio to growth stocks, dividend paying stocks, index funds, and stocks with higher risk but better returns. Tax Considerations. The Bottom Line. Not only will this result in less stress for you, it can also give you greater rewards. For advanced investors. Partner with an advisor to help reach your goals. An advisor can help you create a custom-tailored plan to manage your portfolio and then put it into practice. If you have questions about staying on track, rebalancing, getting through market turbulence, or minimizing your tax bill, Vanguard Personal Advisor Services could be right for you. Managing a portfolio. Integrating strategy and execution via portfolio management. Strategy today needs to be flexible enough to constantly adapt to changing business environments. Portfolio management balances a portfolio of initiatives, aiming to provide maximum value for the company. The innovation portfolio is required to cover both short-term and long-term initiatives. It needs to feature a variety of initiatives in the portfolio without losing focus. Balancing short-term and long-term innovation. Innovation is required to lead to short-term returns through optimization of existing products, services and business models. However, it also plays a central role to secure long-term survival by exploring new territories, whether geographic or new business. Many companies unintentionally harvest their core business through pushing short-term performance while losing out on long-term investments to stay ahead of the game. Sustainable innovation management must therefore be targeted at identifying and developing future businesses in parallel to optimizing current ones. Successfully integrating different time horizons turns out to be an imperative in innovation management. Related to this balance, simultaneous management of incremental and radical innovation via ambidextrous organizational setups is crucial to build a dynamic innovation capability. Innovation portfolios need to cut across three horizons. a strong leadership in place a clearly articulated strategy for profit contribution early market success a proven value proposition. The process has since been more decentralized so that separate lines of business develop their own EBOs. Throughout the company, they are used to extend capabilities and to scale business models. Balancing variation and focus of innovation initiatives.