Enterprise Architects are management consultants. They must be able to work with senior-level Business Leaders and focus on business issues.
All business problems originate from a lack of focus or attention to detail. As businesses mature and expand, the amount of information bombarding Leaders increases to the point of overload. Leaders cope by moving from details to summaries as input to their decision-making processes. Much valuable information becomes lost in the abstraction.
The Enterprise Architect must help these Leaders manage their access to the data that really matters. They must also maintain a model of the current state of the enterprise and a view to where the enterprise wants to go.