Outward negativity on projects can create speed bumps toward successful project completion and can cause project failure, which is a risk no project manager can afford to take. This article discusses how to overcome negativity on projects before it gets out of control. In doing so, it examines the different approaches required when turning around a bad attitude with team members, stakeholders and sponsors. Specifically, it identifies four types of team members whose actions foster negative morale. It then identifies sources of stakeholder negativity and suggests how project managers can turn off-putting stakeholders into project allies. Next, the article suggests how project managers can handle negative executive sponsors or negative clients. Accompanying the article is a sidebar that identifies five common negative traits.