I am not sure if I got these characteristics right, but Asian leaders appear hard and soft at the same time. The soft maybe is good will toward the world at large and the hardness hardness toward themselves, but such is not a good option since if they recommend the same to others, meaning the nice things, the hard life comes along. They should be softer, with healthy kind of moral also toward themselves before they could recommend the same to others. But also then people and countries are different: what suits one does not always suit others, much less all others.
This is a different thing but as a kid I read the young teens' adventure books "Vinski ja Vinsentti" and "Koko kaupungin Vinski" and they seemed to teach the kind of fracrturelessness and wisdom of life that Asians, at least Japanese, often lack. I do not know if one can translate such books and get the same effect but it would be worth checking.