Five Answers from a Leader: James Brown

CBS Sports got it right when they called James Brown to the team, luring him away from FOX Sports after 11 years. Known to many as J.B., Brown is the host of CBS’ “The

NFL Today” and a special correspondent for CBS News. A Harvard University graduate and devout Christian, Brown hosts the NFL Broadcast Bootcamp to encourage others in the field. Brown took time to share some thoughts about leadership exclusively with ONYX Magazine.

You have a strong faith foundation. Why is it important for leaders to remain spiritually grounded?
My growth and understanding in the Word of God is to know that the Word of God is truth. It’s important to understand what the facts are of a given situation, but the truth of the matter, which supersedes facts and circumstances, is the truth of God’s Word. The scripture that describes how I go about doing my job can be found in Colossians 3:23. “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men….” If I’m seeking to please the Lord, my bosses can’t help but to be pleased because I will exceed whatever their expectations are, because I’m looking to honor the Lord.

Read his entire interview in the May/June 2019 issue of ONYX Magazine.

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