Maybe it is not "appearing to be superior" as much as having too much informatin to handle. Of course, it may be laziness or bad communication skills. In many cases, the manager deals out the information as he/she feels the employees need it. Sounds like a blackjack game where the manager is the dealer. Since the manager is on the same team, he/she needs to come to the other side of the table and work with the employee, not be in opposition. (In blackjack, all of the players are playing against the house. When the dealer looses, the players win.) If the manager is pulling the same direction as the employees and shows his or her cards, then all will know (have a better idea of) what is coming.
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