Dr. Cheng Zhu


Dr. Cheng Zhu is an innovation leadership consultant.  Her areas of expertise include innovation, leading change, developmental and positive psychology, and cross-boarder negotiation and conflict resolution.  She has consulted for Chinese and American film, TV, and entertainment companies on international expansion and marketing strategies.

Her previous professional appointments include: Research Associate at the Harvard Business School, Research Assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Center for Public Leadership, Faculty at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Senior Faculty and Researcher at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).  She was the first Asian student to be elected President of the Harvard Graduate Student Government.  She has received the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching and the Harvard Provost’s Outstanding Service Award.

The Eisenhower Fellowships has selected Dr. Zhu to design and facilitate global leadership seminars for leaders from more than 50 countries.  She has trained leadership programs for U.S. federal and state government officials, generals, university presidents, judges, and middle and senior managers, and executives of multinational companies.

Her publications have appeared in Forbes, The ASTD Leadership Handbook, and The Leadership Quarterly Journal.  

She lives in Manhattan, New York, and holds a B.A. from Beijing University and a Masters and Doctorate from Harvard University.

Dr. Zhu’s artistic skills include: stand-up comedy, acting, and traditional and contemporary dances.  She frequently competes in martial arts contests and has received many get-well cards.

Social Media:

LinkedIn: Cheng Zhu

Select Publications:

Forbes column

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Angela Brugioni