I have seen examples where the project manager acts like he is the only one who should know everyone about the project and hide everything from his team, which is a simple recipe for failure.
Great Project Managers Inspire a Shared Team Vision
While it may be common sense to most – for a project to work, everybody needs to have the same vision for where exactly the project is going.
Great project managers help all team members feel like they have an equal stake in a project, and empower everyone to share and experience the group’s vision.
Warren Bennis, the pioneer of Leadership studies, said about this type of visionary leader: “They offer people opportunities to create their own vision, to explore what the vision will mean to their jobs and lives, and to envision their future as part of the vision for the organisation.” While this might be heavy for your average corporate project, the foundation is solid: when team members share a similar vision, they feel vested to deliver their best.