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Two brains are better than one: Right-brain Leadership for Projects


Michael Aucoin

Topic: "Two Brains Are Better Than One: Right-Brain Leadership for Projects."

The future of work is project work! But individuals and organizations struggle with how to manage projects successfully – nearly two-thirds of workplace projects fail to meet their targets or must be terminated. In contrast, studies of projects that have performed phenomenally well attribute much of their success to the right brain – a powerful processing juggernaut that is often misunderstood and whose potential is scarcely used. Join us for “Two Brains Are Better Than One: Right-Brain Leadership for Projects”, an entertaining and informative presentation on the important career skill of managing and leading projects. Learn tips that you can apply immediately to be effective on projects, and build a solid foundation for successful and rewarding projects.


Dr. Michael Aucoin, PE, PMP is an internationally recognized leader in innovative approaches to the challenges of the high velocity workplace. He is the founder of the firms Leading Edge Management, LLC, and Electrical Expert, Inc. in College Station, Texas. He provides training and consulting in electrical engineering, project management and engineering management, drawing upon his extensive experience in diverse technology projects. He is the author of the books, Right-Brain Project Management, and, From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition.

Projects he has worked on have been recognized with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the R&D 100 Award and the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, and he has earned the Project Management Professional certification. Dr. Aucoin has served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Engineering Management Society and also served as their Vice President of Education. He has served as a member of the B-241 Mishap Investigation Board with the NASA Johnson Space Center.

What Others Are Saying About Dr. Aucoin’s Book, Right-Brain Project Manager

“This is both a revelatory and revolutionary book. It is destined to become for project management what Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning, has become for modern psychology and self-fulfillment, Margaret Wheatley’s book, Leadership and the New Science, has meant for today’s organizations, and Stephen Covey’s book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, has meant for personal and spiritual development.” (From the Foreword by Doug DeCarlo)

Comments from Prior Presentations by Dr. Aucoin

  • “I attend lots of presentations during the course of a year… and few presentations stand out as being excellent. This one was exceptional from the content… to the materials and delivery.”
  • “Dr. Mike was an excellent speaker, obviously knew the subject and made the program entertaining as well as informative.”
  • “Absolutely fantastic.”
  • “I’ve NEVER had so much fun in a workshop.”
  • “There were so many things I can apply immediately.”