Welcome to my website.

My name is David G. Guerra. I am a US Army Infantry Veteran. I am also an Author. I write about what I know: Leadership and the Cold War in West Berlin.  I am an advocate for Leaders to step up and do what’s right especially if doing what is right is unpopular.

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As an Army brat, I was not destined to roam the Lone Star State, my home, all my life. It was during my childhood and teenage years that my thirst for adventure and travel began as my father led my family and I to various military posts.

No one was surprised when I joined the U.S. Army as an Infantryman. My first duty assignment, in 1985, put me at the tip of the Cold War spear, 110 miles inside communist East German territory, in West Berlin.

It was in West Berlin, that my view of the world suddenly expanded – especially being part of the U.S. Armed Forces inside the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. No longer was I just along for the ride with my father’s assignments. Instead, I was in the thick of it. Right smack where politics and ideologies met. It was while serving with the US Army I acquired and learned from great leaders and managers the skills, knowledge and wisdom that would be the foundation for my adult life long after leaving Berlin and the US Army.




I like to write.

I write fiction and non-fiction.


The Walking Leader series is strictly based on known leadership principles with focus on being a leader, a follower, and a member of a team.The idea behind the Walking Leader and two other books in the series revolves around the concept of Managing By Walking Around (MBWA). I have always believed the idea behind MBWA is not only fantastic but exactly what every organization and every leader in that in that organization needs.

Walking Leader by David G. Guerra Great To Follow by David G. Guerra


The fiction I write is considered historical fiction. A historical fiction story is “made up but is set in the past and sometimes borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set.” In my case, these stories are set in West Berlin from the end of World War II (1945) to the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. These books are part of the the “Occupied Berlin” series. My plan is to write 10 stories before completing the series.

 Doughboy City by David G. Guerra  Air Bridge Berlin by David G. Guerra Spandau Guard by David G. Guerra Parade Season by David G. Guerra Temporary BOOK COVER





The podcast about the 20 rules found in each of my books, “The Walking Leader“, “Great To Follow” and the upcoming “We, The Team” and “Bad Leaders Aren’t (Leaders)” plus a bit more.
The Walking Leader podcast is here to help you get up, out and thrive as you walk around the company floor. The objective is not only to give you the rules but the tools to help you succeed as a leader in your organization.