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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 booksAlliance 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.