Associate Professor Isabella teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership and change and teams in the University of Virginia Darden School’s MBA, GEMBA, MBA for Executives and Executive Education programs. She is the coauthor of two books (Alliance Competence and Leader and Teams: The Winning Partnership) and has published numerous articles in the areas of leadership and change, career management and strategic alliances and partnerships. She has also researched and authored many original case studies focused on U.S. and international companies and issues.
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 researcher, she focuses on questions of developing one’s personal leadership expertise, leading change as a middle manager and the events 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.
Leading and Managing in a Global Environment
Developing Your Global Leadership Competencies and Personal Best
Unleashing the Potential for Teams and Team-Based Collaboration
Changing the Way Individuals and Companies Think About Change
Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
Leading Organizations,, MBA for Executives and GEMBA
Global Leadership Explorations, GEMBA
Leadership Residencies, MBA for Executives
Managing Teams, Second Year MBA Elective
First Year Organizational Behavior
Establishing Yourself at Work
Conversations and Debates in Globalization
Executive Education Courses
Leading Teams for Growth and Change (open enrollment)
Strategic Leadership, Temasek (Singapore)
UTC – Emerging Leadership Program
The AES Corporation, Executive Program
Harris Corporation, Pitney Bowes
Faculty leader of Darden Executive Education's Leading Teams for Growth and Change, Professor Lynn Isabella aims to make a difference where people spend most of their time — at work.