Continual Learning & Adaptation

Industry Skill


The ability to stay driven by curiosity, embrace uncertainty and the readiness to learn and unlearn with openness to feedback for improvements while making the required adjustments to succeed in one’s endeavour.

Change is the only constant in life and the workplace undergoes changes in many areas within and from its external environment. Required for long-term relevance in the workplace is a commitment to lifelong learning and readiness to adapt to changes. 

“I am always excited to learn about new developments in my field by reading the social media posts of leaders in the industry and taking online courses. In addition to adding lessons from them into my presentation, I also incorporated the feedback of my colleagues to update my presentations.”

“Stay hungry, Stay foolish”. This advice by Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, to a Havard graduating class is a mantra you can adopt for continual learning. Changes in your environment should not change your attitude towards performing well.

This skill is in high demand in industries, career disciplines that experience constant change, new developments, trends—possessing the latest information can provide a competitive advantage. Top among these industries are:

  • Consulting
  • Development & Sustainability
  • Education
  • Fashion, Events & Lifestyle
  • Healthcare & Medical Services
  • Information and Communication technology
  • Higher Education
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Media & Publishing


  • The Internship
  • Educating Rita
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Cast Away
  • Forrest Gump


  • Who moved my Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  • Switch by Chip & Dan Heath
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink


  • Stuff You Should Know
  • The Lifelong Learning Podcast
  • Influence Change at Work
  • Intentionally Vicarious
  • Changeability Podcast: Manage Your Mind – Change Your Life