虽然法国和德国都是主要的球员在欧洲联盟，事实上，有巨大的社会差异，两国之间，反过来影响这些国家的领导有效性（博恩和Jong，2011）。Angela Merkel是德国的总理，也是Nicholas Sarkozy的总统，尽管是他们国家的有效领导人，但事实上，这两个人都刻画了不同的性格特征。实现健全的领导一个国家的重要意义，努力将研究在法国和德国的关键领导有效性（paumeir，2011）。本文将审查相关的性别，多样性和多元文化领导文学，确定什么样的行为，技能和属性有效的领导者跨文化经营在欧洲理想的拥有。本文还将提出的每一个领导人所面临的挑战和问题，并阐述了两个领导人的比较风格和方法，并评估每个领导人的比较有效性，无论是在自己的国家和在欧洲作为一个整体。
Although France and Germany are both the major player in the European Union, the fact is that there are huge sociological differences among the two countries that in turn affect the leadership effectiveness in these countries (Bohn & Jong, 2011). Angela Merkel who is the Chancellor of Germany, and Nicholas Sarkozy who is the president of France are although considered effective leaders in their countries, the fact is that both the persons depict different personality attributes. Realizing the significance of sound leadership for a country, efforts will be directed in this paper to investigate critically the effectiveness of leadership in France and Germany (Paumeir, 2011). The paper will review the relevant gender, diversity and multi-cultural leadership literature by Identifying what behaviors, skills and attributes an effective leader operating cross culturally in Europe would ideally possess. The paper will also present the challenges and issues confronted by each of the leaders, and elaborate the comparative styles and approaches of the two leaders and assess the comparative effectiveness of each leader, both within their own countries and within Europe as a whole.