When Bill Sandbrook took over as CEO of U.S. Concrete in 2011, he stepped into an organization that was hobbling out of bankruptcy and struggling to turn itself around. What he didn’t realize was just how precarious the situation really was. Working his way up through the ranks in this brick and mortar industry, Sandbrook found himself eventually leading a company and supervising more than 22,000 employees across North and South America. With only three months of runway to turn things around, Sandbrook had to act quickly. Now, a business magazine calls U.S. Concrete's turnaround "incredible." Here are several key lessons we can learn from this experience.

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