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Darden Faculty Profile: Lynn Isabella

Biography

Darden School of Business
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Education: B.S., Tufts University ; Ed.M., Harvard University; MBA, D.B.A., Boston University

Associate Professor Isabella teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership and change, and team interaction at the University of Virginia Darden School''s MBA, Global Executive MBA, MBA for Executives and Executive Education programs. She is the co-author of three books Alliance Competence, Leader and Teams: The Winning Partnership and The Portable MBA, 5th edition. Isabella has published numerous articles in the areas of leadership and change, career management, strategic alliances and partnerships. She has also researched and authored many original case studies focused on U.S./international companies and problems that present themselves in these situations. 

As a management consultant, she has extensive international experience with companies worldwide, helping them develop their global leadership talent and organizational effectiveness. She regularly works with companies in Central and Eastern Europe through IEDC, Bled School of Management in Slovenia and has extensive experience in Latin and South America, China, Africa and Western Europe.

As a certified executive coach, Professor Isabella helps managers and executives achieve their highest leadership potential in order to do the best work of their career and inspire others to do the same.

As a researcher, she focuses on questions of leading change as a middle manager, developing one''s collaborative leadership abilities, understanding the mindsets that shape individual careers and propel organizational change. Before joining the Darden faculty in 1990, she was on the faculty of the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University and taught at the Harvard Business School.

MBA Courses

Current:
Leading Organizations, EMBA and GEMBA
Global Leadership Explorations, GEMBA
Leadership Residencies, EMBA

Past:
Managing Teams, Second Year MBA Elective
First Year Organizational Behavior
Establishing Yourself at Work
Conversations and Debates in Globalization
Career Management

Executive Education Courses

Leading Teams for Growth and Change  
Young LEADERS! Program

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Cases

Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.

Lynn A. Isabella''s cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.

Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.

Lynn A. Isabella''s cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.

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