After a careful examination of John Tyler's career, I've come to the conclusion that all the guy does is win.
Luckily he doesn't suffer from the "what have you done for me lately" syndrome. Every place he has worked, at every stage of his career, he has thoroughly impressed the people that matter and real leaders that actually practice the principles of integrity, accountability and compassion that they communicate as corporate standards.
Let's take a look at some more examples on this blog post.
Here's another letter given to John by the current superintendent of a Houston-area school district (click to enlarge or right-click "save image as" to download).
One of the things I like most as I look over John's career is a consistency. A quick examination of his career progression below indicates a proven winner at each location:
1) U.S. Marine Corps -- Two Meritorious Masts, the Navy Achievement Medal, and two personal letters from general officers for his public affairs work. Please see previous post if you haven't already read it.
2) University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston -- Promoted from communication specialist to the President's Writer, and the only non-M.D. or Ph.D invited to serve on his Professionalism Board. Called the president's "go-to guy" by the president's executive assistant.
3) Baylor College of Medicine -- Three professional awards in two years from the Public Relations Society of America, the Houston Press Club and the Texas Public Relations Association.
4) The Methodist Hospital in Houston -- Pursued for this position by members of the institution's PR team because they noticed his previous work elsewhere (they called him unsolicited), a work quality that prompted personal recognition from a company vice president (see previous post), and an unsolicited call for a vice president position at Houston's METRO because they heard he'd be a good candidate for the job. He was also told by two different Houston reporters during this period that they believed he was "the best PR person in the Texas Medical Center."
Everything I've examined indicates that John Tyler is exactly the kind of person a real leader looking for a proven winner would want in his or her organization.
Consistency. Excellence. A proven winner. John Tyler.