How do you deal with a "leader" that refuses to part with information?

At my job we are working on a project that will span abot 4 years. The project manager (who is the Director of Ops) refuses to have regular meetings and provide information. I think of it as a death march- setting us up for failure. We all scramble for bits of info to complete our part, and without the whole integrated picture this can cause delays, frustration and misinformation. Any attempts to help the PM are brusquely ignored or waved away. I think that he does this to make the rest of us look like idiots, and he is the savior. In any case, going to HR does no good. I would like to deal with this in an open and honest fashion, trying to make him look bad will only backfire and not improve the situation. Would appreciate you feedback on working with info-hoarders and people with power who are insecure in their role.

Asked By: Echo - 8/7/2007
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I was a project manager for over 20-years and you are in a no win situation... More
Answered By: SPIFIMAN1 - 8/7/2007
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I'm in this situation right now, and my last day with the company is Friday. After 2 years of dealing with work hoarding and insecurity I just decided it was in my best interest to go someplace else... More
Answered By: jennrfp - 8/7/2007
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