A large part of Design leaders role in organisation is communicating. I usually say jokingly that a large part of my job is talking...a lot.
The larger the organisation the larger the network of stakeholders that need to be managed and informed. Trust and relationships needs to be carefully cultivated. Communication is a key part of this.
I have found that approaching stakeholder relationships as a coach is much more effective than anything else. Coaching aims shows people the path to the right answers, not the answers themselves. Few stakeholders want to be corrected or to be educated in design.