Tip: You can download the DSI, which is the source for these strip descriptions. It's at the downloads page.

1998-09-01
Wally and Alice recommend the Boss focus his attention on one project.
Management, project, attention, meeting, help, lunch, Wally, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 107

1998-09-02
The Boss asks everyone to work nights and weekends for a year.
Management, work nights, work weekends, inspiration, quit, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 107

1998-09-03
Carol rejects Dilbert's receipts because they look fake.
Administration, voucher, expense, receipt, notarise, DNA, Carol, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 108

1998-09-04
Wally asks Carol to process his voucher.
Administration, voucher, process, priority, chance, odds, Wally, Carol

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 108

1998-09-05
Alice responds to Ted's FYI e-mail with a 12-page message.
Note: An alternative strip was published on the website showing an extra fourth panel from the newspaper. The extra panel had Alice being violent, holding Ted's heart and saying "And this is your still-beating heart."
Office Politics, e-mail, FYI, decision, response, anger, heart, kill, murder, Ted, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 108

1998-09-06
Dilbert asks why his request for a computer upgrade was denied.
Corporate Services, IS Department, computer, upgrade, evil incarnate, benefit, tool, chair, IT department, necessary, quantify, suspenders, Dilbert, Mordac

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 109

1998-09-07
A consulting company offers a job to Ratbert.
Start of saga: Ratbert becomes a consultant.
Professional, telephone, consulting company, pay, investment bank, job market, Ratbert, consultant

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 110

1998-09-08
Ratbert considers joining a consulting company for a bushel of money.
Professional, bushel of money, client, travel, compensation, hate, consultant, Ratbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 110

1998-09-09
Ratbert the consultant gets the least desirable assignments.
Consultant, partner, assignment, cannon, progress, client, helmet, suspenders, employee, Ratbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 110

1998-09-10
Ratbert brags about his salary as a consultant.
Consultant, salary, knowledge, Ratbert, client

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 111

1998-09-11
Ratbert brags about his salary to Dilbert.
Consultant, brag, salary, wealth, personality, disease, Ratbert, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 111

1998-09-12
Dilbert shows his new computer in a ring to Dogbert.
Technology, ring, computer, display, surf, Internet, tool, gizmo, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 111

1998-09-13
The Boss gives his annual inspirational presentation -- work hard or the competition will crush us!
Management, retreat, inspiration, competition, quality, afraid, incompetence, compromise, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 112

1998-09-14
Wally's late for a meeting so the Boss recaps what has happened.
Meeting, late, traffic, decision, train, Wally, Boss, Asok, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 113

1998-09-15
Alice builds strength to have a bone-crushing handshake.
Office Politics, exercise, handshake, strength, hen party, witty, bone crushing, Alice, Tina, Wally

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 113

1998-09-16
The Boss gives a safety award to Ted for five years without injuries.
Management, safety, award, injury, incentive, Boss, Ted, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 113

1998-09-17
Alice complains she's either stressed out or bored.
Personnel, work, stress, bored, ice water, complaint, Alice, Catbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 114

1998-09-18
Dogbert doesn't want to remember Dilbert's name.
Family, name, memory, buddy, big guy, name tag, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 114

1998-09-19
Dilbert creates some work for himself by changing software settings.
Technology, meeting, software, break, management, setting, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 114

1998-09-20
Dilbert complains personal business can't be done on company equipment during lunch.
Professional, business, personal, lunch, Internet, mock, ones, zeros, Dilbert, Boss, Wally

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 115

1998-09-21
Catbert catches Wally stealing empty cardboard boxes.
Personnel, cardboard, box, recycle, reuse, cell, arrest, goal, Catbert, Wally

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 116

1998-09-22
Improve employee's performance by making them feel bad about themselves, Catbert recommends.
Personnel, performance, insult, fault, list, Catbert, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 116

1998-09-23
Anonymous sources say Alice is not meeting her objectives.
Performance Review, objectives, anonymous, fist of death, Boss, Alice

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 116

1998-09-24
Alice wants to know who said she wasn't meeting her objectives.
Performance Review, objectives, source, accuracy, fact, guilty, Alice, Boss

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 117

1998-09-25
Ratbert will say whatever comes to mind.
Family, empty, mind, eye-opener, Ratbert, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 117

1998-09-26
Ratbert makes random observations to fill gaps in the conversations.
Family, conversation, gap, random, observation, pillow, cue, answer, Ratbert, Dogbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 117

1998-09-27
Carol complains of too much work so the Boss installs a partition to hide her.
Management, overwork, partition, hide, success, true story, Carol, Boss

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 118

1998-09-28
Dilbert presents the "Broken Binder Award" to Asok.
Office Politics, win, Broken Binder Award, peer, trashcan, dump, Dilbert, Wally, Asok

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 119

1998-09-29
Unusual talents surface in time for the charity talent show.
Management, talent show, charity, math, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Wally

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 119

1998-09-30
The Boss gives Dilbert an urgent assignment though he's known about it for weeks.
Management, assignment, urgent, grateful, last minute, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 119