Continuous learning is the ability of an entity to institutionalize (store in memory) its learning about maintaining or enhancing internal stability and external equilibrium so that it can:
a) repeat successful responses to changes in its environment; and
b) avoid responses that did not improve internal stability and external equilibrium (the ability to learn from mistakes).
Continuous learning also means being able to use past learning as platform for future learning through the use of fuzzy logic (reasoning that is approximate rather than precise) to help determine a response to a new situation that has never been encountered before. This quality lies at the core of innovation, which is the principle manner in which adaptability manifests.
Chapter 4: Implications for Leadership Development