Cheng Boon received his PhD in Business and Management from the University of South Australia. He lectures at the Nanyang Business School in NTU where he teaches Organisational Behaviour and Leadership for both undergraduate and master levels. In addition, Cheng Boon also developed the Independent Study Module (ISM-Case Study) for MBA programme. Other than course co-ordinator for Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, he is also the course co-ordinator, lecturer and one of the supervisors for ISM as part of the MBA programme. Cheng Boon is a certified executive coach and he is also certified to administer a myriad of psychometric tools include Golden and Sosie Personality Tests, EQ-i, and DISC. He also has a vast experience in providing consultancy services on assessment centres for various organisations included NCSS, MOE, NEA and so on. Cheng Boon also provides consultancy services on Training Performance Measurement and Analysis. He is also an Executive Coach for the new commanding officers in the SAF.

Currently, Cheng Boon investigates 'Leadership styles and Perceived Leadership Effectiveness'; "Evidence-based innovation in hybrid learning pedagogy'. His research interests include emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness, calibration between confidence and accuracy, hybrid learning pedagogy, leadership styles,career transition, and training development and evaluation. He also presented his research on 'Evidence-based Approach to Innovation in Learning Pedagogy for Military Leadership Education', at the 51st International Applied Military Psychology Symposium in 2016. In 2013, he was invited to present his research on 'Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness' at the 55th IMTA (International Military Testing Association) conference in 2013, Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), and 5th Annual Asia Pacific Emotions in Worklife (APSEW) in 2010. In 2008, he was invited to present at 13th International Training and Education Symposium at Japan Defence Force College in 2008 on the topic of Challenges and Development of Professional Military Education and Training. In terms of pedagogy development, Cheng Boon is spearheading two projects to introduce Virtual Reality and Multimedia tools to enhance education and training. In collaboration with faculty members from NBS, Cheng Boon has developed few case studies for Strategic Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Crisis Leadership. These case studies were published in Asian Business Case Centre (ABCC). He is one of the editors for “Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage” (3rd and 4th ed.) in 2012 and 2015.

Prior to joining NTU in 2012, Cheng Boon served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and his last appointments were Commander Air Warfare Training Institute (AWTI) and Head Training Development Group (Hd TDG) from May 2007 to Dec 2011. Cheng Boon has a solid track record and achievements as demonstrated in various important activities and events such as setting up of Air Force Training Command (AFTC), organising National Day Parades (NDP) in 2004, 2005 and 2006 as well as working with various government and civilian agencies to develop comprehensive security protection plan for the President of the United States’ visit in 2003. He is also proficient in crisis management, negotiation, training need analysis, psychometric survey development, training evaluation, analysis and management system, and introducing new learning pedagogies such as case-based, ELearning and virtual reality simulation training.

Cheng Boon was awarded the National Day Award (Military) in 2006 by the President of Singapore, In 2008, he was presented the Chief of Air Force’s CARDINAL Award for his contributions in people and leadership development in the RSAF. He is a graduate of the SAF Command and Staff College.
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Dr Koh Cheng Boon
Senior Lecturer, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Leadership, Management & Organisation

My research interests include:
1. Emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness – mixed methods design
2. Psychometric measures for leadership effectiveness, competencies and values
3. Calibration between confidence and quality of decision
4. Training evaluation, analysis and measurement
5. Career transition and lifelong employability
6. Learning efficacy and pedagogies
  • Cheng Boon Koh. (2016, September). Innovative learning pedagogy for military leadership education. Paper presented at Innovations in Teaching Seminar, NTU.

  • Cheng Boon Koh. (2016). Innovations in Teaching Seminar 2016: REusable Active Learning (Poster presentation). Innovations in Teaching Seminar 2016 (pp. 1)NTU: NTU.

  • Cheng Boon Koh. (2016). Perspective on Leadership Effectiveness: From Employee’s Lens. The Asian Business Case Centre, Nanyang Business School, ABCC-2016-009(ABCC-2016-009), 1-4.

  • Cheng Boon Koh. (2016). To Throw or Not to Throw? A case study on leadership in operational contexts. The Asian Business Case Centre, Nanyang Business School, ABCC-2016-010(ABCC-2016-010), 1-3.

  • Cheng Boon Koh. (2016, June). Evidence-based approach to innovation in learning pedagogy. Paper presented at International Applied Military Psychology Symposium 2016 at Porto, Porto - Portugal.