Dimis

About Dimis Michaelides

Consultant, author, keynote speaker and magician, who combines his unique talents and business experience to inspire people around the world. He works in the areas of leadership, creativity, innovation, strategy and marketing and is the Managing Director of Performa Consulting. Dimis has taught as visiting Professor at the Executive MBA programs of INSEAD (Fontainebleau), CK Graduate School of Business (Beijing), Jiaotang University (Shanghai), Royal Holloway University of London and the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM). He served on numerous Boards of Directors in private companies and non-profit organizations in Cyprus, the US, Russia and Brazil, including the Board of Trustees of The Creative Education Foundation (US). Dimis published The Art of Innovation - Integrating Creativity in Organizations© (2007) and developed the Art of Innovation model in various forms, to help organizations and individuals achieve their full innovation potential. He has delivered presentations and led workshops in numerous creativity forums including TEDx (New York), Harvard Business Review (China), Creative Education Foundation (USA), American Creativity Association, CREA (Europe), European Conference for Creativity and Innovation, Africa Creativity Conference. Dimis has extensive international experience in General Management, Marketing and Finance - at the World Bank (Washington), Zeneca (Paris), Council of Europe (Paris) and Laiki Cyprialife (Nicosia). Dimis is a graduate of the London School of Economics (B.Sc), London Business School (MBA), Sussex University (MA) and INSEAD (Leadership in Organizations). He is fluent in Greek, English and French, operational in Spanish and Portuguese. He loves his wife and son, mother and brother, music and magic, art and history, film and theater, and his dog, Goya.
27 05, 2019

Tart-up or Start up? Two innovation strategies for established companies

By |2019-05-27T19:17:04+02:00May 27th, 2019|Innovation, Leadership|0 Comments

The innovation game is not played on a level playing field. Start-ups - companies under 5 years old owned by one person or a small team of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists - will innovate quite differently from established companies, which have a history of successful growth and a market share to defend. Recent start-ups that [...]

18 11, 2018

Embrace Disruption: two tips on making change happen

By |2018-11-19T09:45:43+01:00November 18th, 2018|Leadership|1 Comment

The experience of change can be enriching, rewarding and beautiful as well as uncomfortable, costly and painful. I have been an evangelist of change in organizations for my whole working life and I have witnessed the pride and enthusiasm of new ideas going live and the bitterness and frustration of people who would prefer not [...]

10 11, 2016

Innovation by design is better than innovation forced

By |2016-11-10T11:50:49+01:00November 10th, 2016|Innovation|1 Comment

Some companies are born innovative, some achieve innovation and others have innovation thrust upon them. To be innovative at birth is a fine start for a company and to carry on innovating throughout its existence will make for a longer, richer life. To achieve innovation is a conscious process of directed change - of strategies, [...]