HELLO Readers, before we get into things, I just want to appreciate you all for your constant support. We have achieved a great feat so far and we owe it to you. We are on the 8th edition, wow! Amazing! 

In these past two years of publishing the magazine we have reached a wide audience and gained recognition as the magazine is now on the Press Reader global platform. This is huge for the magazine, as it is the first business magazine in Nigeria to achieve this feat as its up amongst the likes of Times, Forbes, Bloomberg amongst others.

The 8th edition of the magazine will be focused on Succession Planning.  Succession planning is a crucial aspect of a business as good leadership is key to ensuring a company maintains its core values and overall competitive strategic advantage. 

As the Nigerian business landscape is constantly innovating and evolving, there needs to be a greater spotlight on Succession Planning. Employees at different cadres of the organisation need to be empowered and adequately equipped with the requisite skills to take on leadership roles in order to ensure that businesses do not die and continue to run effectively. 

Our cover story, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili gives us an insight into the secret to her success, the strategies she has employed over the years that have enabled her break into the public and private sector and the overarching strategy Nigeria can deploy in identifying and developing good leaders to ensure succession in each role.

Our Executive Brief features, Mrs. Owen Omogiafo, who speaks on Transcorp’s strategy for identifying and developing future leaders as well as the impact stewardship and mentorship has had on her career over the years to enable her take on her current role as the Managing Director/CEO of Transcorp Hotels.

I write in the People and Organisations section on the importance of maintaining personal significance for yourself and business. 
Oye Atilade writes on her personal experience with succession planning in her family’s business and the lessons she has learnt over the years to ensure that her family business and legacy stay alive for a lifetime. 
Eniola Otoki discusses the demise of family businesses and succession planning and the role the media plays in this.

Emmanuel Egobiambu puts a spotlight on the role Education Technology has played in Nigeria and the hurdles the nation needs to overcome in order to allow for a deeper penetration of technology. 

Segun Olowu’s focus is on the importance of empathy in the workplace. Emphasizing that leaders with empathy promote emotional intelligence, open communication, motivation and trust within the organisation. 
Mayowa Amoo gives us the steps the nation needs to take in order to strengthen peace, security and the Nigerian economy. 

I trust you will enjoy reading this edition as it is very expository and entertaining. On behalf of the magazine team, we thank you again for your support and wish you Happy Holidays.
You can also access the magazine on www.boundless.ng.